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  1. grinchnoun

    A grouch or killjoy.

  2. grinchnoun

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

  3. Etymology: 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 is best known as the main character of the 1957 children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! He has been portrayed and voiced by many different actors, including Boris Karloff, Hans Conried, Bob Holt, Anthony Asbury, Jim Carrey, Rik Mayall, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Morrison and David Howard Thornton.


  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

  1. Terri Sewell:

    It’s more like the Grinch that stole Christmas.

  2. Alvin Kamara:

    If they fine me, Ill just match it and send it to charity. The Grinch always tries to steal Christmas.

  3. Schlapp Schlapp:

    I have to tell you, I believe the Democrats are behaving like the Grinch of Christmas, it's a fascinating group of these Democrats who can't seem to realize that it is time to move on. It is time to accept the fact that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

  4. Terri Sewell:

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

  5. Elaine Rodino:

    [Don’t] get so pulled into the requirements of decorating, sending greeting cards, how many gifts you have to buy for how many people, all of these categories have easier ways of dealing with it without being a Grinch.

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    • A. adventure
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