Definition of crabbed
1 : marked by a forbidding moroseness a crabbed view of human nature
2 : difficult to read or understand crabbed handwriting
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The core error here is the Texas Supreme Court’s crabbed understanding of Obergefell.
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Origin and Etymology of crabbed
Middle English, partly from crabbe crustacean, partly from crabbe crab apple
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of crabbed for English Language Learners
: difficult to read or understand
: very negative : full of unhappy ideas
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