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Definition of curmudgeon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

curmudgeon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kɜːˈmʌdʒən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɜːrˈmʌdʒən//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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a bad-tempered person, often an old one Word Origin late 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curmudgeon