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grinch

Syllabification: grinch

Definition of grinch in English:

noun

informal
A person who is mean-spirited and unfriendly.
Example sentences
  • We all know it's Christmas, the scrooges and grinches all know it's Christmas and the cash registers at the mall all know it's Christmas.
  • I do believe my inner grinch is settling in about a week early this year.
  • Why have people suddenly turned into heartless, horrible grinches?

Origin

mid 20th century: from the name of the title character in Dr. Seuss's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957).

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