- curmudgeon (n.)
- 1570s, of unknown origin; the suggestion, based on a misreading of a garbled note from Johnson, that it is from French coeur mechant "evil heart" is not taken seriously; the first syllable may be cur "dog." Liberman says the word "must have been borrowed from Gaelic (and references muigean "disagreeable person"), with variant spelling of intensive prefix ker-. Related: Curmudgeonly.
- 1. The old curmudgeon found a new scapegoat and that let me out.
- 2. The old curmudgeon was talking about the smothering effects of parental duty on creative lives.
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