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Grinch

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Pronunciation: /ɡrɪntʃ
 
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Definition of Grinch in English:

noun

North American informal
A spoilsport or killjoy: it’s hard not to feel like a bit of a Grinch criticizing the importance of 'zine culture
More example sentences
  • Not to be a Grinch, but there is one historical trend that could bring the holiday blues to all but one candidate.
  • Well, I may have had a lot of Grinches to contend with this year, but that doesn't mean I've lost my belief in Santa Claus!
  • Ironically, even the Grinches among us are a targeted market during the holidays.

Origin

1970s: the name of a character in the children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr Seuss.

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