Definition of crabbed
- a crabbed view of human nature
- crabbed handwriting
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: difficult to read or understand
: very negative : full of unhappy ideas
Britannica English: Translation of crabbed for Arabic speakers
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