adjective, croup·i·er, croup·i·est.
Examples from the Web for croupy
Even now, hearing a child struggling with that croupy rattle hits her in the gut.
But he had gone to the minister's to see a croupy child, so the girl sat down by the fire to wait.
Give castor oil to a child showing symptoms of a croupy cough.Civic League Cook Book|Anonymous
Whenever a child develops a croupy cough his throat should be examined.
I was a little boy an' croupy, and he seemed big as a house when he came in at the door.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
Oct. 6th, croupy symptoms more marked; tonsils and uvula greatly swollen, so that the fauces are almost occluded; temp.