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WORD! Grouse

April 11, 2012
WORD

Anyone ever told you to stop the grousing! Used here — today’s word of the day is all about grumbling, complaining and all around fretting but it’s also the term for any numerous gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae. So before you ruffle any feathers, be sure to use it correctly.

verb (used without object)
1. to grumble; complain: I’ve never met anyone who grouses so much about his work.
noun

2. a complaint.
Origin: 
1850–55;  origin uncertain; compare grouch

Related forms

grous·er, noun
Synonyms
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1.  gripe, fret, fuss.

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