Prone to complaint; complaining, querulous.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Cawdrey (c1537–c1604), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer. From querimony + -ous.
“He’s far too demanding and far too querimonious for my liking.”
Originally: a bald head; a bald-headed person. In later use also: a pitiable, lowly, or foolish person; a shabby or unkempt person. Frequently used without article, as though a proper name.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. In some forms apparently partly from pilled + garlic and partly from peeled + garlic; in some forms apparently partly from pill + garlic and partly from peel + garlic.