crabby

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adjective crab·by \ˈkra-bē\

Definition of crabby

crabbier

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crabbiest

  1. :  cross, ill-natured a crabby recluse

Examples of crabby in a sentence

  1. She gets crabby if she doesn't get enough sleep.

  2. a crabby old dog who snapped at passersby

Origin and Etymology of crabby

4crab


First Known Use: 1599


CRABBY Defined for English Language Learners

crabby

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adjective crab·by \ˈkra-bē\

Definition of crabby for English Language Learners

  • : unhappy and tending to complain a lot


CRABBY Defined for Kids

crabby

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adjective crab·by \ˈkra-bē\

Definition of crabby for Students

crabbier

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crabbiest

  1. :  grouchy



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