Definition of sourpuss in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsou(ə)rˌpo͝os/


A bad-tempered or habitually sullen person.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: sour·puss

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