cranky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crank +‎ -y.

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cranky (comparative crankier, superlative crankiest)

  1. (obsolete) Weak, unwell.
  2. (of a machine, etc.) Not in good working condition; shaky.
  3. Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.
    He got home from a long day at work tired and cranky.
  4. Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.
  5. (archaic) Full of spirit; spirited.

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