Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who cries or complains frequently with little cause.

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  • n. A baby that cries excessively.
  • n. Someone whose feelings are very easily hurt, often by trivial matters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • n. a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining

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Examples

  • In this Bill Maher segment, Naomi Klein argues that by transferring Wall Street's gambling debt to Main Street (what she calls crybaby capitalism), the shock doctrine will come into play:

    Naomi Klein: The Bomb Has Yet to Detonate

  • Anybody who votes for a self-centered selfish 100 million dollar crybaby is delusional.

    Obama shoots, but doesn't score

  • But to those of you calling him a 'crybaby' - the man has every right to stand up for his wife ..... wouldn't you do the same if you were in his shoes ...

    Obama to GOP: 'Lay off my wife'

  • March 12th, 2010 at 4: 45 pm tombaker says: how big a pussy crybaby is the man who is “injured” by seeing a sign printed in another language? what country worth saving is “injured” by the presence of a sign printed in another language? were i a wildly wealthy man, i would immediately dispatch a semi truckload of pacifiers and baby bottles to Prescott AZ, for immediate, free distribution.

    Think Progress » City Removes Spanish-Language Census Sign After ‘Angry’ Citizens And Lawmakers Raise A Fuss

  • "I guess when you sit on the podium and you make excuses like that, then you're going to be labelled a crybaby, so maybe I did deserve it."

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  • I felt shamed for being called crybaby and a fraidy cat by family members and others.

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  • It's about a boy who was known as a crybaby when he was young, but then grows up to be a punk.

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  • The only thing I can think about is that somehow you think his on field persona fits your "crybaby" comment.

    Sunday, Sunday

  • The 23 cent pizza comes as a deal after a Papa John's franchise in Washington D.C. started making T-shirts calling LeBron a "crybaby".

    Papa John's 23 Cent Apology

  • So I was branded a "crybaby," by my teacher and fellow students.

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