cranky


1cranky

adjective \ˈkraŋ-kē\
crank·i·ercrank·i·est

Definition of CRANKY

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
:  full of twists and turns :  tortuous <a cranky road>
3
:  working erratically :  unpredictable <a cranky old tractor>
4
dial :  crazy, imbecile
crank·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
crank·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

Origin of CRANKY

1crank
First Known Use: 1821

Rhymes with CRANKY

2cranky

adjective

Definition of CRANKY

of a boat
:  5crank

First Known Use of CRANKY

1841

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