sour grapes etymology

English word sour grapes comes from Frankish *krappō (A hook.), Proto-Indo-European *puḱsos, Proto-Indo-European *puk-, Proto-Indo-European *puk-so-, Old French graper, craper (To pick grapes.)

Detailed word origin of sour grapes

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*krappō Frankish (frk) A hook.
*puḱsos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*puk- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*puk-so- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
graper, craper Old French (fro) To pick grapes.
grape Old French (fro)
grape Middle English (enm)
*fuhsaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fox.
fox Old English (ang) Fox.
fox Middle English (enm)
grape English (eng) (dialect, north, UK) To grope.. (of livestock) To develop tubercules as a result of tuberculosis.. To develop a texture with small grape-like clusters of a contaminant or foreign substance.. To pick grapes. Containing grapes or having a grape flavor.. Of a dark purplish red colour. (US, slang, colloquial, AAVE) A person's head.. (countable) A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, [...]
sour grapes English (eng) (idiomatic) A putting down or expression of disdain about something that one desires but cannot have.. (idiomatic) Things that somebody pretends to despise because he/she cannot obtain or have it.

Words with the same origin as sour grapes

Descendants of *krappō
antifox fox foxen foxglove foxhole foxhood foxie foxling foxproof foxship foxtress foxtrot foxy gaffle grapefruity grapeshot grapevine grapey grapnel grapple grapy kit fox outfox werefox
Descendants of *puḱsos
Cape fox affix blue fox dog fox firefox fix fixings flying fox fox snake foxfire foxish foxly foxsnake fuchsia gray fox grey fox vixen
Descendants of *puk-so-
Fox Islands Fuchs fox grape fox plum fox sparrow fox terrier fox-fire fox-hunter suprafix
Descendants of graper, craper
foxcore foxfish foxhound foxhunt foxless foxlike foxskin pyruvic