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Meaning of CURMUDGEON

Pronunciation:  kur'mujun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
 

CURMUDGEON is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: old person, oldster, senior citizen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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