grump[ gruhmp ]SEE DEFINITION OF grump
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRUMP
Presently there was a stir near the door, and Grump and Pet entered.
Grump arose, and softly went to a corner which was hidden by the chimney.
From that time forth "Grump" was the only name by which the man was known.
As a matter of fact, he was on friendly terms with everybody—he had no grouch and never got in a grump.
I bet old Grump wont be mad at the scouts any more; hell see that theyre dauntless andsomething or other.
I tell you, Mr. Grump, this city has mighty few men such as you.
Grump, now much more than half a century old, had indeed never used the luxury in question.
He wouldn't lie down, and when he did, it was with a grump of protest that seemed to forbode failure.
Now be it known that this Mr. Grump was one of the most arrant scoundrels that ever went unhung.
Every one started, and Grump's countenance did not gather amiability as he sneakingly noticed the general distrust.
"ill-humor," 1727, in humps and grumps "surly remarks," later the grumps "a fit of ill-humor" (1844), then "a person in ill humor" (1900); perhaps an extended sense of grum "morose, surly," which probably is related to Danish grum "cruel;" or perhaps suggested by grumble, grunt, etc.