crybully

[ krahy-bool-ee ]
/ ˈkraɪˌbʊl i /

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.

Nearby words

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

Origin of crybully

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

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