One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Look bad-tempered or depressed.
glower, frown, glare, lour, look daggers at, look angrily at, give someone a black lookView synonyms
- ‘After all, does any great man glunch and gloom?’
- ‘His father would glunch and glare at every mouthful he saw his son eat.’
- ‘I liked to come here instead of biding in Fordoun, with the old man glunching at me and my bairn.’
- ‘This failed to satisfy Crump, who glunched and gloomed and spat out some hot oaths.’
- ‘He saw me twice a day, and glowered and glunched at me, like an old-fashioned minister.’
Early 18th century: of unknown origin.
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