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English definition of “crabby”

crabby

adjective     /ˈkræb.i/ (old-fashioned crabbed) informal
easily annoyed and complaining: You're very crabby today. What's upset you?Bad-tempered crabbily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb crabbiness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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