crabbed

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crabbed (comparative more crabbed, superlative most crabbed)

  1. Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
  2. Cramped, bent.
    • 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
      A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
      Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
      As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
  3. (of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.

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Verb[edit]

crabbed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of crab