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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROUCHY

Well, I was that grouchy I wouldn't look at myself in the glass.

"I don't play to the grandstand," growled the grouchy pitcher.

It is said that he waited for Grouchy to join him before the close of the action.

But ask them of somebody other than his grouchy eight-year-old bodyguard.

The boys waved their hands in farewell to the grouchy sentry.

Dream: I apply for information to a grouchy clerk who refuses to impart it to me.

Despite his grouchy humor he smiled at his acute attack of virtue.

Grouchy—a quarter of his forces—was cut off from him altogether.

He heard far off a cannonade which might be that of Grouchy.

Had Grouchy done so, Waterloo would not have been the crushing defeat it was for Napoleon.

WORD ORIGIN

1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.

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