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Definition of "crabby" [crab•by]

  • Informal Grouchy; ill-tempered. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crabby" in a sentence
  • "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 know that J.D. calls the crabby one "Jo," but that's it."