Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crabby”

See all translations

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  
Translations of “crabby”
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞脾氣的, 易生氣的, 好抱怨的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏脾气的, 易生气的, 好抱怨的…
(Definition of crabby from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crabby?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More