[grot-oh] /ˈgrɒt oʊ/
noun, plural grottoes, grottos.
a cave or cavern.
an artificial cavernlike recess or structure.
noun (pl) -toes, -tos
a small cave, esp one with attractive features
a construction in the form of a cave, esp as in landscaped gardens during the 18th century
1610s, from Italian grotta, ultimately from Latin crypta “vault, cavern,” from Greek krypte “hidden place” (see crypt). Terminal -o may be from its being spelled that way in many translations of Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”
[grot-ee] /ˈgrɒt i/ adjective, grottier, grottiest. Slang. 1. seedy; wretched; dirty. /ˈɡrɒtɪ/ adjective (Brit, slang) -tier, -tiest 1. unpleasant, nasty, or unattractive 2. of poor quality or in bad condition; unsatisfactory or useless n. slang shortening of grotesque, it had a brief vogue 1964 as part of the argot popularized by The Beatles in “A […]
[grouch] /graʊtʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way. noun 2. a sulky, complaining, or morose person. 3. a sulky, irritable, or morose mood. /ɡraʊtʃ/ verb (intransitive) 1. to complain; grumble noun 2. a complaint, esp a persistent one 3. a person who is […]
[grou-chee] /ˈgraʊ tʃi/ adjective, grouchier, grouchiest. 1. sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered. [groo-shee] /gruˈʃi/ noun 1. Emmanuel [e-ma-ny-el] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl/ (Show IPA), Marquis de, 1766–1847, French general. /ˈɡraʊtʃɪ/ adjective grouchier, grouchiest 1. (informal) bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish adj. 1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.
/ɡrʌf/ noun 1. (mountaineering) a natural channel or fissure in a peat moor; a peat hag