cry·​ba·​by ˈkrī-ˌbā-bē How to pronounce crybaby (audio)
: one who cries or complains easily or often

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
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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crybaby was in 1851

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“Crybaby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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cry·​ba·​by ˈkrī-ˌbā-bē How to pronounce crybaby (audio)
: a person who cries easily or complains often

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