cramped

1
[ krampt ]
/ kræmpt /

adjective

affected with a cramp in a muscle or muscles.

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Origin of cramped

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First recorded in 1670–80; cramp1 + -ed3

Definition for cramped (2 of 2)

cramped2
[ krampt ]
/ kræmpt /

adjective

confined or severely limited in space: cramped closets.
  1. (of handwriting) with characters written small and crowded together.
  2. (of a style of writing) hard to understand; crabbed.

Origin of cramped

2
First recorded in 1670–80; cramp2 + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM cramped

crampedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cramped

cramped
/ (kræmpt) /

adjective

closed in; restricted
(esp of handwriting) small and irregular; difficult to read
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