Definition of sourpuss in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊəpʊs


A bad-tempered or habitually sullen person.
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  • Consequently I now have a reputation as a sourpuss and a grouch.
  • Political parties in Canada are truly democratic organizations and don't deserve the cheap shots they constantly take from the media and from politically cynical sourpusses.
  • It's far more entertaining and funny than the sourpusses want you to think.
misery, mope, dog in the manger, damper, dampener, spoilsport, pessimist, prophet of doom; shrew, curmudgeon, discontent, complainer, grumbler, moaner, fault-finder, carper; North Americancrank
North American informal kvetch


1930s (originally US): from sour + puss2.

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