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curmudgeon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curmudgeon  \Cur*mudg"eon\  (k?r-m?j"?n),  n.  [OE.  cornmudgin 
  where  -mudgin  is  prob.  from  OF  muchier  mucier,  F.  musser  to 
  hide;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  OE  muchares  skulking  thieves, 
  E.  miche,  micher.] 
  An  avaricious,  grasping  fellow;  a  miser;  a  niggard;  a  churl. 
 
  A  gray-headed  curmudgeon  of  a  negro.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curmudgeon 
  n  :  a  crusty  irascible  cantankerous  old  person  full  of  stubborn 
  ideas 




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