Definitions for crotchetyˈkrɒtʃ ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crotch•et•yˈkrɒtʃ ɪ ti(adj.)

  1. given to odd fancies or whims; eccentric.

  2. grouchy or cantankerous

  3. of the nature of a crotchet.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cantankerous, crotchety, ornery(adj)

    having a difficult and contrary disposition

    "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers


  1. crotchety(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crotchety(adj)

    given to crotchets; subject to whims; as, a crotchety man

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