Grouse vs Grouselike - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between grouse and grouselike
is that grouse
is (australian|nz|slang) excellent while grouselike
is resembling a grouse or some aspect of one.
As a noun grouse
is any of various game birds of the family tetraonidae which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere or grouse
can be a cause for complaint.
As a verb grouse
is to seek or shoot grouse or grouse
can be to complain or grumble.
Attested in the 1530s, as grows , a plural used collectively. Of origin.
Any of various game birds of the family Tetraonidae which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere.
To seek or shoot grouse.
As a verb from the late 19th century (first recorded by Kipling), as a noun from the early 20th; origin uncertain, possibly from French groucier "to murmur, grumble", in origin onomatopoeic. Compare grutch with the same meaning, but attestation from the 1200s, whence also grouch.
A cause for complaint.
To complain or grumble.
*1890 , Kipling,
*:If you're cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,
- Don't grouse like a woman, nor crack on, nor blind;
- Be handy and civil, and then you will find
- That it's beer for the young British soldier.
1940s, origin .
(Australian, NZ, slang) Excellent.
- I had a grouse day.
* 1991 , , Scribner Paperback Fiction 2002,
- That food was grouse .
- They were the grousest ladies she?d ever met.
, title=SPOILER FTF - questions
, date=July 23
, passage=Not a question but the gag of Mulder pissing on the ID4 poster was grouse
, title=FS Ultralight Aircraft
, date=October 4
, passage=I know, but I moved from riding bikes to flying and it is a great move. All riders without a fear of heights I know that flew with me thought it was grouse
- and there are no coppers or speed limits up there.
Resembling a grouse or some aspect of one.