adjective, croup·i·er, croup·i·est.

pertaining to or resembling croup.
affected with croup.

Origin of croupy

First recorded in 1825–35; croup1 + -y1
Related formscroup·i·ly, adverbcroup·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of croupy

  • Even now, hearing a child struggling with that croupy rattle hits her in the gut.

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    Michelle Cottle

    November 2, 2011

Historical Examples of croupy