Definitions for: Curmudgeon


[n] a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas



Webster (1913) Definition: Cur*mudg"eon (k?r-m?j"?n), n. [OE. cornmudgin,
where -mudgin is prob. from OF. muchier, mucier, F. musser to
hide; of uncertain origin; cf. OE. muchares skulking thieves,
E. miche, micher.]
An avaricious, grasping fellow; a miser; a niggard; a churl.

A gray-headed curmudgeon of a negro. --W. Irving.

See Also: old person, oldster, senior citizen

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