crybaby

[ krahy-bey-bee ]
/ ˈkraɪˌbeɪ bi /

noun, plural cry·ba·bies.

a person, especially a child, who cries readily for very little reason.
a person who complains too much, usually in a whining manner.

verb (used without object), cry·ba·bied, cry·ba·by·ing.

Also cry-ba·by. to cry or complain easily or often.

Nearby words

  1. cry up,
  2. cry wolf,
  3. cry, crying,
  4. cryalgesia,
  5. cryanesthesia,
  6. crybully,
  7. cryesthesia,
  8. crying,
  9. crying shame, a,
  10. crying towel

Origin of crybaby

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; cry + baby

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British Dictionary definitions for crybaby

crybaby

/ (ˈkraɪˌbeɪbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

a person, esp a child, given to frequent crying or complaint
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Word Origin and History for crybaby

crybaby

n.

1851, American English, from cry + baby (n.).

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