Posted on: December 17, 2014

Term of the Day: Grinch

Term of the Day: Grinch

Grinch (noun): “Spoilsport who steals holiday fun, based on the title character in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss” (Associated Press, 2014).

Figure 1: The Grinch from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 1966)

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Associated Press. (2014, December 16). 2014 Holiday Style Guide. Retrieved December 16, 2014, from

Original Publication, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966). Retrieved 2014,  December 16 from