Monday, May 16, 2011

Word of the Week: CURMUDGEON

At my job we have a new intern who shares the same name as my sister (Natalie). Since Natalie the intern is the editor of her college paper, I asked her for some word of the week suggestions. While reviewing one of the articles she wrote, I came across the word CURMUDGEON. I don't recall ever seeing this word before (I'm sure I'm not alone). Thanks for the vocabulary lesson, Natalie!

CURMUDGEON kər-ˈmə-jən
n. An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions. Often an old man.

Synonyms:
grouch, complainer, bellyacher, crab, whiner

Example:
Old man McCain was quite the curmudgeon around the neighborhood. He never let the kids play in his yard.

First Known Use: 1568



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