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Word: curmudgeon

Definition: churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person


Sentences Containing 'curmudgeon'

My Dad Says' (pronounced "Bleep My Dad Says") with William Shatner in the title role as the colorful curmudgeon.
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