- [grɪntʃ]noun N. Amer. informal a spoilsport or killjoy.Origin1970s: a character in the children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss.
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Grinch — steht für Der Grinch, US amerikanisch deutsche Fantasykomödie von Ron Howard (2000). SA 24 Grinch, russisches Lenkwaffensystem Siehe auch Wie der Grinch Weihnachten gestohlen hat Diese Seite ist e … Deutsch Wikipedia
Grinch — 1.) the Grinch the main character in a story for children by the US writer Dr Seuss called How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He is a nasty, unkind green creature who almost spoils Christmas. 2.) AmE a very bad tempered person … Dictionary of contemporary English
grinch — /grinch/, n. a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others. [1965 70; from the Grinch, name of a character created by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)] * * * … Universalium
Grinch — spoilsport; all usages trace to Dr. Seuss 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas … Etymology dictionary
grinch — ˈgrinch noun ( es) Etymology: so called from a character of the same name in the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel died 1991 American children s author : killjoy : spoilsport … Useful english dictionary
grinch — [ grıntʃ ] noun count AMERICAN a very unfriendly person who does not want other people to enjoy themselves … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
grinch — noun Etymology: from the Grinch, character in the children s story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) Date: 1977 killjoy, spoilsport … New Collegiate Dictionary
grinch — To take, use, or otherwise assume control of another s belongings. 1. Don t grinch my french fries. Get your own. 2. If you try to grinch my boyfriend, I ll scratch your eyes out. 3. You grinched my CDs last week and I want them back … Dictionary of american slang
grinch — [[t]grɪntʃ[/t]] n. cvb a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others • Etymology: 1965–70; from the Grinch, name of a character created by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) … From formal English to slang
grinch — noun a) A grouch or killjoy. b) A person who aggressively sets out to ruin the Christmas holidays for others … Wiktionary