Definitions for gruffgrʌf
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crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill-humored, ill-humoured(adj)
brusque and surly and forbidding
"crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
gruff, hoarse, husky(adj)
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
"gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
To have a rough, surly, or harsh nature.
of a rough or stern manner, voice, or countenance; sour; surly; severe; harsh
Origin: [D. grof; akin to G. grob, OHG. gerob, grob, Dan. grov, Sw. grof, perh. akin to AS. rcfan to break, Z. reavc, rupture, g- standing for the AS. prefix ge-, Goth. ga-.]
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