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Curmudgeon | by Neil. Moralee
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A bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.


An ill-tempered (and frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions.


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.



Candid street shot Wells, Somerset,UK


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Taken on April 30, 2017