cranky

adjective (1)
\ˈkraŋ-kē \
crankier; crankiest

Definition of cranky 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : given to fretful fussiness : readily angered when opposed : crotchety our long wait … left us a tad crankyConnecticut

b : marked by eccentricity his bizarre and cranky mix of ideas and beliefs— R. J. Evans

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

3 : working erratically : unpredictable a cranky old tractor

4 dialect : crazy, silly

cranky

adjective (2)

Definition of cranky (Entry 2 of 2)

of a boat

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Adjective (1)

crankily \ˈkraŋ-kə-lē \ adverb
crankiness \ˈkraŋ-kē-nəs \ noun

First Known Use of cranky

Adjective (1)

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective (2)

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cranky

Adjective (1)

crank entry 1

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cranky

adjective
\ˈkraŋ-kē \
crankier; crankiest

Kids Definition of cranky

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

Other Words from cranky

crankiness noun

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