from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Grouchy; ill-tempered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. visibly irritated or annoyed; grouchy, irritable, in a foul mood; given to complaining or finding fault.
- adj. crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Difficult; perplexing; crabbed; disagreeable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. annoyed and irritable
Crichton is the kind of person for whom the word crabby has taken on a whole new meaning.
So my husband says (in crabby dad voice), “I think it’s time we took the wreath down because it’s attracting too much wildlife.”
I also vividly recall the crabby waitress who rushed over to enforce the rules and spoil the fun, as the slot machine poured out what to my wide eyes was a river of shimmering silver.
I know that J.D. calls the crabby one "Jo," but that's it.
Um, anyone else think it's a weird coincidence that "crabby" and "uterus" are right next to each other?
If I am just "crabby" then I probably need to "send myself to my room" because if I go to the teacher's loungue or lunchroom I will probably say something that I wished I hadn't.
Geez, you drive a few schoolchildren off your lawn with a sawed-off shotgun, and people start calling you "crabby".
She was often kind of crabby and irritable overseas when she had to travel with him.
To say that I am "crabby" would be understating the matter ever so slightly. last - next
It's so much fun, although I have been kind of crabby from playing it for too long!