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British pronunciation/mˈɪzəɹˌɪ ɡˈʌts/
American pronunciation/mˈɪzɚɹi ɡˈʌts/
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a person who is unhappy and keeps complaining a lot

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misery guts definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "misery guts" and when to use it?

The term "misery guts" is a colloquial phrase that combines two words: "misery" and "guts." The origin of the phrase is uncertain, but it likely emerged as a playful and informal way to describe someone who is consistently unhappy or miserable. It is used to describe a person who is constantly gloomy, grumpy, or prone to complaining. It implies that the person's disposition or attitude is characterized by a lack of joy or contentment, as if their guts are filled with misery.

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His constant pessimism and complaints make him come across as a misery guts to everyone.
No matter the situation, she always acts like a misery guts, never finding anything to be happy about.
Why are you being such a misery guts today?
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