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crotchety

adjective crotch·ety \ˈkrä-chə-tē\

: often annoyed and angry

Full Definition of CROTCHETY

1
:  given to crotchets :  subject to whims, crankiness, or ill temper <a crotchety old man>
2
:  full of or arising from crotchets <a crotchety style>
crotch·et·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of CROTCHETY

  1. None of the students dared to talk back to the crotchety old teacher.
  2. <I get crotchety after a long day at work.>

First Known Use of CROTCHETY

1825
CROTCHETINESS Defined for Kids

crotchety

adjective crotch·ety \ˈkrä-chə-tē\

Definition of CROTCHETY for Kids

:  very grumpy or unpleasant

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