curmudgeon

英 [kɜː'mʌdʒ(ə)n] 美 [kɝ'mʌdʒən]
  • n. 脾气坏的人,乖戾的人;吝啬鬼;存心不良的人
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curmudgeon 脾气坏的老年人

词源不详,可能来自cur, 恶狗,mudge, 狗叫。

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.
那个老守财奴找到一个新的替罪羊,这样我就脱身了.

来自《简明英汉词典》

2. The old curmudgeon was talking about the smothering effects of parental duty on creative lives.
那些坏脾气的老人们喋喋不休于父母生儿育女之责任的妨碍性效应.

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