intransitive verb

: grumble, complain
always something to krex about

Word History


probably from Pennsylvania German greckse to grunt, ail, from German krächzen to croak, from krachen to crack, crash, roar, from Old High German krahhōn to crack

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“Krex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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