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English definition of “cranky”


adjective (STRANGE)    /ˈkræŋ.ki/ informal
strange and unusual : She's a member of a group that promotes cranky ideas about food and exercise .Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
(Definition of cranky adjective (STRANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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