Definition of


  1. (adj, all) annoyed and irritable

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Alternate forms of Crabby

Derivations: crab, crabbiness

Origin of the word Crabby

  1. 1520s, in obs. sense "crooked, gnarled, rough," from extended sense of crab. Meaning "disagreeable, sour, peevish" is attested from 1776, Amer.Eng. Both senses were found earlier in crabbed (c.1510 and c.1300 respectively). more

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