Definition of Grumphies
1. grumphie [n] - See also: grumphie
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Literary usage of Grumphies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"... an' grumphies' squeaks ; While Pate, unconscious o' their panic, Like Johnie Cope, ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"... "ornaments, chiefly women's, such aa ribbands, neck- bees," Ac. Class. Diet. ' I wonner what ye made o' the twa grumphies it jre had row't np among your ..."
3. The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of The Scots (1821)
"... so engrained with the profitable management of cows and grumphies in her father's house, that she could not desist, at the which I was greatly grieved. ..."
4. Relics of Literature by Reuben Percy (1823)
"... the Soo and Geordie, for fear your corporation wud think I was makin a fule of them for keeping grumphies to soop the ..."