adjective, crab·bi·er, crab·bi·est.
- crabbe, george,
Origin of crabby
Examples from the Web for crabby
For us, this is Louis C.K. and his crabby, melancholic, and profanely funny half-hour comedy.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.|Andrew Romano|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Never underestimate the power of “crabby snacks and homemades.”Oscar Nominations Shockers: Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kathryn Bigelow & More|Marlow Stern|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Crabby American billionaires want their money back, writes John Avlon.
Time was getting short, and it was no use wasting time on my crabby landlady.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
You know, you crabby dear, you wouldn't neglect an old dog or an old pony after it had served you.A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
Accordingly the Hermit exerted himself to please, and it would really have taken more than three crabby boys to resist him.A Little Bush Maid|Mary Grant Bruce
When the latter arrived he seemed in a crabby frame of mind.Jokes For All Occasions|Anonymous
Let us go downstairs after old Crabby is to bed and play some trick on him.The Putnam Hall Rivals|Arthur M. Winfield
adjective -bier or -biest
1520s, in now-obsolete sense "crooked, gnarled, rough," from extended sense of crab (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "disagreeable, sour, peevish" is attested from 1776, American English. Both senses were found earlier in crabbed.