Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “grouse”

grouse

verb [I]  /ɡrɑʊs/ infml us  

grouse verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

to complain: He’s always grousing about how hard he has to work.

grouse

noun [C/U]  /ɡrɑʊs/ (plural grouse) us  

grouse noun [C/U] (BIRD)

a small, fat bird that is hunted, or the flesh of this bird eaten as meat
(Definition of grouse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of grouse?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Ducks, geese & game birds, but you might be interested in these topics from the Birds topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “grouse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More