crotchety

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From crotchet + -y, using crotchet in the 16th century sense of a whim or a fancy

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crotchety (comparative crotchetier or more crotchety, superlative crotchetiest or most crotchety)

  1. Cranky, disagreeable, or stubborn, especially if prone to odd whims or fancies.

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