crabby

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crabby annoyed and irritable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crabby Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing. "Persius is crabby , because ancient."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crabby Difficult; perplexing; crabbed; disagreeable.
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Usage

In literature:

I woke disoriented and crabby, without my customary morning jolt of endorphin.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Next followed a list of patrons, such as: The Honourable O'Mackerell, Lord Crabby Lobster, Sir C. Shrimp, etc., etc.
"Christie, the King's Servant" by Mrs. O. F. Walton
Ju, for mercy's sake take that crabby ould face off o' ye.
"North, South and Over the Sea" by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
He would be crabby and beat us for any little thing.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Time was getting short, and it was no use wasting time on my crabby landlady.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
When the latter arrived he seemed in a crabby frame of mind.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
Nothing like coming out and sitting all alone when you're crabby.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
Master Edgar went out sidewise in a very crabby way, and found Sir James waiting.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
Honestly, Betty, I'm not going to be crabby about your being with Carolyn, or Peggy, or anybody.
"Betty Lee, Sophomore" by Harriet Pyne Grove
Dicky was getting crabby.
"Over Here" by Hector MacQuarrie
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In news:

Rainbow Crabbie ( Sarah Cody / November 20, 2012 ).
Jennie Geisler's Loaves & Dishes: Crabby patties best hot.
The key ingredient in every dish put in for judging in the Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto " Crabby Chef" competition in Berkeley was the crab.
Crabbie's, The Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer , Debuts in United States.
KINGSTON, MA – The United Kingdom's number one selling bottled beer, Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer has recently made its debut in the United States.
Grumble Halleluiah Surprisingly, God welcomed my resigned, crabby, sigh-filled, grumbly praises.
Grumble Halleluiah Surprisingly, God welcomed my resigned, crabby, sigh-filled, grumbly praises.
Saturday afternoon, hot, crabby and restless, we decided to beat the heat and drive up to Cripple Creek.
It is impossible to be crabby with a polar bear on one's lap.
Since Dave and I get crabby letters whenever we write about anything that costs more than $500 it pleases me to report here on the return of a great, cheap semiautomatic shotgun to the US market.
Berger's Burg: A second visit with the Crabby Old Lady .
A company statement issued Oct 20 said the restaurant will open in the space that formerly housed Crabby Bob's Seafood Grill on Vista Way.
Mid-Week Menu: Sea Salt 's New Name, a Former Express Critic's Holiday Market, and Camino's Crabby Mondays.
Mid-Week Menu: Sea Salt's New Name, a Former Express Critic's Holiday Market, and Camino's Crabby Mondays.
Marks Gets Crabby with Stone Crab Festival.
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