Translation: from spanish

in a grouch

  • 1 malas pulgas

    (n.) = ornery, grouchiness, grouch
    Ex. My mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.
    Ex. What I love about him is that, for all his grouchiness, he shows an amazing amount of tenderness to all his good buddies.
    Ex. We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a ' grouch'.
    * * *
    (n.) = ornery, grouchiness, grouch

    Ex: My mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.

    Ex: What I love about him is that, for all his grouchiness, he shows an amazing amount of tenderness to all his good buddies.
    Ex: We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a ' grouch'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > malas pulgas

  • 2 protestón

    m.
    1 grumbler, fussbudget, moaner.
    2 barrack-room lawyer.
    * * *
    1 familiar moaning
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar moaner
    * * *
    protestón, -ona *
    1.
    ADJ whingeing pey *, perpetually moaning
    2.
    SM / F perpetual moaner, whinger pey *
    * * *
    - tona masculino, femenino (fam) grouch (colloq), moaner (BrE colloq)

    no seas protestónstop moaning o bellyaching (colloq)

    * * *
    = grouchy [grouchier -comp., grouchiest -sup.], fusspot, fussbudget.
    Ex. The book 'The Grouchy Ladybug' describes how a ladybug can be used to teach entomology, natural selection, comparative anatomy, food chains and symbiotic relationships.
    Ex. As for Steve, he traded his days as a bachelor for life with a fusspot.
    Ex. And they're playing an odd couple reminiscent of Neil Simon's classic pairing of a fussbudget and a slob.
    * * *
    - tona masculino, femenino (fam) grouch (colloq), moaner (BrE colloq)

    no seas protestónstop moaning o bellyaching (colloq)

    * * *
    = grouchy [grouchier -comp., grouchiest -sup.], fusspot, fussbudget.

    Ex: The book 'The Grouchy Ladybug' describes how a ladybug can be used to teach entomology, natural selection, comparative anatomy, food chains and symbiotic relationships.

    Ex: As for Steve, he traded his days as a bachelor for life with a fusspot.
    Ex: And they're playing an odd couple reminiscent of Neil Simon's classic pairing of a fussbudget and a slob.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); grouch ( colloq), moaner ( BrE colloq)
    no seas protestón stop moaning o bellyaching ( colloq), don't be such a grouch o moaner
    * * *

    protestón,-ona sustantivo masculino y femenino moaner, grouch
    ' protestón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    protestona
    * * *
    protestón, -ona Fam
    adj
    es muy protestón [que se queja] he's always complaining;
    [que refunfuña] he's always moaning
    nm,f
    [que se queja] complainer, awkward customer; [que refunfuña] grumbler, moaner
    * * *
    I adj grouchy
    II m, protestona f grouch

    Spanish-English dictionary > protestón

  • 3 quejcia

    = grouch.
    Ex. We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a ' grouch'.
    * * *

    Ex: We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a ' grouch'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > quejcia

  • 4 tomarse la pastilla diaria de la malaleche

    (v.) = take + Posesivo + daily mean pill
    Ex. We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a 'grouch'.
    * * *
    (v.) = take + Posesivo + daily mean pill

    Ex: We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a 'grouch'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > tomarse la pastilla diaria de la malaleche

  • 5 protestona

    f.
    barrack-room lawyer.
    * * *

    protestón,-ona sustantivo masculino y femenino moaner, grouch
    * * *
    I adj grouchy
    II m, protestona f grouch

    Spanish-English dictionary > protestona

  • 6 mujer regañona

    f.
    grump, grouch.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mujer regañona

Look at other dictionaries:

  • grouch´i|ness — grouch|y «GROW chee», adjective, grouch|i|er, grouch|i|est. Informal. tending to grumble or complain; surly; ill tempered. –grouch´i|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouch´i|ly — grouch|y «GROW chee», adjective, grouch|i|er, grouch|i|est. Informal. tending to grumble or complain; surly; ill tempered. –grouch´i|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouch|y — «GROW chee», adjective, grouch|i|er, grouch|i|est. Informal. tending to grumble or complain; surly; ill tempered. –grouch´i|ly, adverb. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouch — (n.) ill tempered person, 1896, earlier state of irritable glumness (1890, in expressions such as to have a grouch on), U.S. college student slang, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching complaint, grumbling (see GRUTCH (Cf. grutch)). The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • grouch — (grouch), n. A bad tempered person. Syn: grump, crank, churl, crosspatch. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grouch — grouch; grouch·i·ly; grouch·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • grouch — v. i. to complain habitually, especially about minor or routine annoyances. Syn: grumble, gripe. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grouch — [n] person who complains a lot bear*, bellyacher*, bug*, crab*, crank, crosspatch*, curmudgeon, faultfinder, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump*, kicker*, malcontent, moaner, sorehead*, sourpuss*, whiner; concepts 412,423 grouch [v]… …   New thesaurus

  • grouch — ☆ grouch [grouch ] vi. [< earlier grutch < ME grucchen: see GRUDGE] to grumble or complain in a sulky way n. 1. a person who grouches continually 2. a grumbling or sulky mood 3. a complaint …   English World dictionary

  • grouch — informal ► NOUN 1) a habitually grumpy person. 2) a complaint or grumble. ► VERB ▪ complain ill temperedly; grumble. ORIGIN from Old French grouchier to grumble, murmur …   English terms dictionary

  • grouch — I UK [ɡraʊtʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms grouch : singular grouch plural grouches informal 1) someone who complains a lot or is often in a bad mood 2) a complaint II UK [ɡraʊtʃ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms grouch : present tense… …   English dictionary


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