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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from Old French grommeler, from Middle Dutch grommen

grumble

verb
     
grum‧ble
1 [intransitive and transitive] to keep complaining in an unhappy way [= moan]
grumble about/at
Farmers are always grumbling about the weather.
grumble that
A few passengers grumbled that their cabins were too small.
'This is boring,' Kathleen grumbled.
2 [intransitive] to make a low continuous sound [= rumble]:
Thunder grumbled overhead.
3

mustn't/can't grumble

British English spoken used to say that you are fairly healthy and happy:
'How are you today?' 'Mustn't grumble.'
grumble noun [countable]
the usual grumbles about pay

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