Today’s English word of the day is: sourpuss. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘sourpuss’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.

 

Word of the Day: SOURPUSS

 

sourpuss: (informal, often playful) a person who is not cheerful or pleasant

 

American English Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊərˌpʊs/

 

 

😉: Paul can be a bit of a sourpuss with strangers, but just be patient with him. Once he warms up to you, he’ll love you.

 

😇: I’m really good with children. I’m sure I’ll be able to win him over.

 

 

 

😤: Get out of my way.

 

😏: Good grief! Why are you such a sourpuss today?!

 

 

Want more practice using the word ‘sourpuss’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!

 

 

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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
TUESDAY: verb
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary

 

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