[ 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.


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Origin of crybaby

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; cry + baby Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for crybaby

/ (ˈkraɪˌbeɪbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

a person, esp a child, given to frequent crying or complaint
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