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cranky

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adjective \ˈkraŋ-kē\

Definition of cranky

crankier

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crankiest

  1. 1a :  given to fretful fussiness :  readily angered when opposed :  crotchety our long wait … left us a tad crankyConnecticutb :  marked by eccentricity his bizarre and cranky mix of ideas and beliefs — R. J. Evans

  2. 2 :  full of twists and turns :  tortuous a cranky road

  3. 3 :  working erratically :  unpredictable a cranky old tractor

  4. 4 dialect :  crazy, silly

crankily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

crankiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Origin and Etymology of cranky

1crank


First Known Use: 1821


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cranky

adjective

Definition of cranky

of a boat

  1. :  5crank

1841

First Known Use of cranky

1841


CRANKY Defined for Kids

cranky

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adjective \ˈkraŋ-kē\

Definition of cranky for Students

crankier

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crankiest

  1. :  easily angered or irritated “If I don't eat, I get cranky.” — Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder

crankiness

noun


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