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Grumbler vs Growler - What's the difference?

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Grumbler is a related term of growler.

As nouns the difference between grumbler and growler

is that grumbler is a person who persistently grumbles; a complainer while growler is a person, creature or thing that growls.




(en noun)
  • A person who persistently grumbles; a complainer
  • Synonyms

    * See also English agent nouns




    (en noun)
  • A person, creature or thing that growls.
  • (historical, slang) A cab with four wheels.
  • * 1887 , , Part 2 Ch. 7
  • The ordinary London growler is considerably less wide than a gentleman's brougham.
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 254:
  • Lew pulled his socks from a jacket pocket, grabbed his own shoes, and together they proceeded to the street and into a growler , and were off.
  • A small iceberg or ice floe which is barely visible over the surface of the water.
  • * 2002 , Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea , Vintage 2003, p. 152:
  • A great ‘growler ’ iceberg was sighted this afternoon at a distance of approximately half a mile; the size of a large London house, more or less.
  • * 2007 , Matthew Taylor, The Guardian , 24 November 2007 [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/nov/24/antarctica.climatechange]:
  • As the cruise ship Explorer was picking its way through the Antarctic sea ice, it hit what experts believe was a "growler " - a huge iceberg shorn from the Antarctic ice shelf.
  • (informal) A kind of jug used to carry beer (in current usage, a 2-liter or 64-ounce container with or without a handle; sometimes extended to similarly shaped 32-ounce jug, but not bottles).
  • * 1940 , , Act 1
  • ... their favoring breeze has the stink of nickel whiskey on its breath, and their sea is a growler of lager and ale ...
  • * 2002 , Louis M. Soletsky, 100 Years of Medicine , iUniverse, ISBN 9780595229253, page 104:
  • This container was a round lidded tin with a handle and was colloquially called a growler'. to get daddy or mommy a ' growler of beer, which was, by the way, approximately a quart.
  • (dialect, UK, Yorkshire) A pork pie.
  • * 2008 , Christina McDermott, The Guardian , 22 August 2008 [http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2008/aug/22/foodanddrink]:
  • Now, on first impression, a pork pie - or a ‘growler ’ if you're from Yorkshire - looks like a delicious snack.
  • (British, slang) The vulva.
  • * 2007 , Cesca Martin, Agony Angel , Troubadour Publishing 2007, pp. 125-6:
  • On our first meeting he'd asked me if I dyed my hair. I told him I did and his follow up(SIC) question had been the much under rated(SIC), "What colour's your growler then?"