adjective crab·by \ˈkra-bē\

: unhappy and tending to complain a lot


Full Definition of CRABBY

:  cross, ill-natured <a crabby recluse>

Examples of CRABBY

  1. She gets crabby if she doesn't get enough sleep.
  2. <a crabby old dog who snapped at passersby>

Origin of CRABBY

First Known Use: 1599


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