crabstick

[ krab-stik ]
/ ˈkræbˌstɪk /

noun

a stick, cane, or club made of wood, especially of the crab tree.
an ill-tempered, grouchy person; crosspatch.

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Origin of crabstick

First recorded in 1695–1705; crab2 + stick1

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British Dictionary definitions for crabstick

crabstick
/ (ˈkræbˌstɪk) /

noun

a stick, cane, or cudgel made of crab-apple wood
informal a bad-tempered person
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