Related formscrotch·et·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for crotchety
Rand's dad was a crotchety old crank who was never going to win the nomination, but Rand of course actually could.The John Wilkes Booth Wing of the Republican Party|Michael Tomasky|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it?
I could have written this article from The New Republic in one sentence: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is a crotchety old man.
Channing appears to have been a crotchety, disgruntled person, always aiming at walking on his head instead of on his heels.The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
Like all radicals and reformers they had a fringe of unbalanced and crotchety folk.The Negro and the Nation|George S. Merriam
Such a person, however, would be sure to be crotchety and hot-tempered enough to be easily offended.A Little Princess|Frances Hodgson Burnett
But never had I met with a student in whom a knowledge so extensive was mixed up with notions so obsolete or so crotchety.A Strange Story, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was aimlessly industrious, crotchety but kind, and almost quixotically honest.The Job|Sinclair Lewis