crabby

[ krab-ee ]
/ ˈkræb i /

adjective, crab·bi·er, crab·bi·est.

Informal. grouchy; ill-natured; irritable; peevish.

Origin of crabby

First recorded in 1540–50; crab3 + -y1

Related forms

crab·bi·ly, adverbcrab·bi·ness, noun
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crabby

/ (ˈkræbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

bad-tempered
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