Complete Definition of "curmudgeon"

was wotd|2007|May|7
English

Etymology
While numerous folk etymologies surround this word, there is yet no widely accepted origin.

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/kÉËËmÊdÊÉn/
italbrac|US IPA|/kÉËmÊdÊÉn/
audio|en-us-curmudgeon.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. archaic: A miser.
  2. An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions.
#: There's a cranky curmudgeon working at the hospital who gives all the patients and other doctors flak.
Quotations
2006, The New York Times 1
2007, The Times 2

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Revision and Credits for"curmudgeon"
  • 2007-12-18 19:55 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/76.124.108.31|76.124.108.31]] ([[User_talk:76.124.108.31|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Doremítzwr|Doremítzwr]]

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