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crybully

[ krahy-bool-ee ]
/ ˈkraɪˌbʊl i /
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noun, plural cry·bul·lies.

a person who self-righteously harasses or intimidates others while playing the victim, especially of a perceived social injustice: It’s just another group of crybullies who can’t cope with anyone’s views but their own.

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Origin of crybully

First recorded in 1995–2000; cry + bully1, on the model of crybaby
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