Cankery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cankery Like a canker; full of canker.
    • Cankery Surly; sore; malignant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cankery Cankered; corroded; rusty.
    • cankery Ill-natured; crabbed; venomous; vexing: as, “O cankrie care,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cankery affected with canker:
    • adj Cankery (Scot.) crabbed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cancer, a crab, gangrene.

Usage

In literature:

They're a cankery independent sort of chaps, are bootmakers.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
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