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English definition of “crabby”

crabby

adjective uk   /ˈkræb.i/ (old-fashioned crabbed) informal us  
easily annoyed and complaining: You're very crabby today. What's upset you?
crabbily
adverb uk   /-ɪ.li/ us  
crabbiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of crabby from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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