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cranky

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adjective, \ˈkraŋ-kē\

Definition of cranky

crankiercrankiest

  1. 1 a :  given to fretful fussiness :  readily angered when opposed :  crotchety <our long wait … left us a tad crankyConnecticut> b :  marked by eccentricity <his bizarre and cranky mix of ideas and beliefs — R. J. Evans>

  2. 2 :  full of twists and turns :  tortuous <a cranky road>

  3. 3 :  working erratically :  unpredictable <a cranky old tractor>

  4. 4 dial :  crazy, imbecile

crankily play \-kə-lē\ adverb
crankiness play \-kē-nəs\ noun


Origin of cranky

1crank


First Known Use: 1821

Rhymes with cranky


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cranky

adjective

Definition of cranky

of a boat

  1. :  5crank



1841

First Known Use of cranky

1841


CRANKY Defined for Kids

cranky

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adjective \ˈkraŋ-kē\

Definition of cranky for Students

crankiercrankiest

  1. :  easily angered or irritated <“If I don't eat, I get cranky.” — Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder>

crankiness noun




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