crybaby

noun
cry·​ba·​by | \ ˈkrī-ˌbā-bē How to pronounce crybaby (audio) \

Definition of crybaby

: one who cries or complains easily or often

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Examples of crybaby in a Sentence

“Don't be such a crybaby,” she told her little sister. car trips that were often spoiled by a couple of crybabies in the back seat
Recent Examples on the Web The ostensibly proper balance — confident and strong but not arrogant and aggressive, sensitive without being a crybaby — is subjective and murky. Teddy Wayne, New York Times, "Raising a Nontoxic Man," 28 Feb. 2020 Are any of these crybabies going to pull out his, her, or their checkbooks to support the Whitney? Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Art Tends for 2020: The Big Apple Is Not So Big in the Art World Anymore," 4 Jan. 2020 Super-deep repertoire of falls and flails, plus a classic crybaby Flop Face. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "From Goliath to James Harden: The best floppers of all time," 18 Dec. 2019 One is a petulant, frowny-faced, tantrum-throwing crybaby who has never been held accountable for anything. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, "Greta is ‘Person of the Year’; jealous Trump deserves his own award," 13 Dec. 2019 Yes, there are new creatures including Sobble, described by the company as a crybaby. Get it: Sob-ble? Harold Goldberg, Washington Post, "Looking for a family-friendly video game? Give these new titles a look.," 18 June 2019 In a season where referees vs. players has become a league-wide problem, the Warriors, noble champions of two of the past three seasons, have become what some would call crybabies. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Invincible no more, Warriors face rocky path back to NBA Finals," 12 Apr. 2018 In a season in which referees against players has become a league-wide problem, the Warriors, noble champions of two of the past three seasons, have become what some would call crybabies. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 Who knew that Weinstein, so feared for so many years, was such an insecure crybaby? Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: The Harvey Weinstein 'Frontline' Doc Is a Sickening Horror Show," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crybaby

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Crybaby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crybaby. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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crybaby

noun
How to pronounce crybaby (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of crybaby

informal : a person who cries easily or complains often

crybaby

noun
cry·​ba·​by | \ ˈkrī-ˌbā-bē How to pronounce crybaby (audio) \
plural crybabies

Kids Definition of crybaby

: a person who cries easily or who complains often

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