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  1. grinch(Noun)

    A grouch or killjoy.

  2. grinch(Noun)

    A person who aggressively sets out to ruin the Christmas holidays for others.

  3. Origin: Name of the main character in a children's book by Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957).


  1. Grinch

    The Grinch is a fictional character created by Dr. Seuss. He first appeared as the main character of the 1957 Christmas story How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The grumpy, anti-holiday spirit of the character has led to the term "Grinch", which is probably derived from the French word grincheux which means "grumpy", coming to refer to a person opposed to Christmas time celebrations or to someone with a coarse, greedy attitude. In fact, a document in the live-action film stated that "The term Grinchy shall apply when Christmas spirit is in short supply". The Grinch has since become an icon of the winter holidays, despite the character's hatred of the season, and has appeared on various forms of memorabilia such as Christmas ornaments, plush dolls, Halloween costumes, and various clothing items. In 2002, TV Guide ranked The Grinch number 5 on its "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time" list.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grinch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grinch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Grinch in a Sentence

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    It’s more like the Grinch that stole Christmas.

  2. Terri Sewell:

    I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty, it’s more like the Grinch that stole Christmas.

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