Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Like a canker.
  • adj. Full of canker.
  • adj. Surly; sore; malignant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a canker; full of canker.
  • adj. Surly; sore; malignant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cankered; corroded; rusty.
  • Ill-natured; crabbed; venomous; vexing: as, “O cankrie care,”

Etymologies

canker +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "He was always one of them cankery chiels as never have a kindly word for man nor beast," said the landlord.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • “He was always one of them cankery chiels as never have a kindly word for man nor beast,” said the landlord.

    Can you forgive her?

  • They're a cankery independent sort of chaps, are bootmakers.

    Ralph the Heir

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