American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by odd fancies or crotchets; fantastic or eccentric in thought; whimsical.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Given to crotchets; subject to whims.
- adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition
- From crotchet + -y, using crotchet in the 16th century sense of a whim or a fancy (Wiktionary)
“It's what I call a crotchety conscience -- always in the way of your doing anything like anybody else.”
“Yeah, the clothes alone would put the crotch in crotchety.”
“Most recently, Boyle was known as the crotchety father on the television comedy series Everybody loves Raymond.”
“But the actor, best known as crotchety one-legged pensioner Winston from Still Game, is delighted to have come through the eventful season with what he believes is a fantastic second series of his hit sitcom.”
“He sure isn't doing anything to help erase that "crotchety" image, huh.”
“Best known as the crotchety, chainsaw-voiced bailiff Selma Hacker on television’s Night Court from 1984 to 1985, Diamond embodied in her writing and her comedy routines the quintessential cynical, jaded character.”
“I mean come on, "crotchety" ... seems like someone has Clint Eastwood's crotch on their mind, so don't write a crappy review because he won't give you any!”
“Dass es Erd 'und Himmel hören' &c.] 'If, therefore, a certain otherwise accredited Witness calls him a kind of crotchety, fantastic person, mostly brooding over strange thoughts and enterprises, this can only have meant that Caspar”
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