What does cranky mean?

Definitions for crankyˈkræŋ ki

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cranky.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crank, cranky, tender, tippy(adj)

    (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"


  1. cranky(Adjective)

    Weak, unwell.

  2. cranky(Adjective)

    Not in good working condition; shaky.

  3. cranky(Adjective)

    Grouchy, irritable; easily upset.

    He got home from a long day at work tired and cranky.

  4. cranky(Adjective)

    Not in perfect mental working order; eccentric, peculiar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cranky(adj)

    full of spirit; crank

  2. Cranky(adj)

    addicted to crotchets and whims; unreasonable in opinions; crotchety

  3. Cranky(adj)

    unsteady; easy to upset; crank


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cranky in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cranky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Taravella:

    I would try and put their behaviors into words like saying, 'I see that you've been more cranky lately or more upset, I'm wondering if something's going on, if you feel upset about something,'.

  2. Melissa Soesmann of Leonia:

    It’s horrific, and it’s all the time, they will see that you are trying to get out, but they won’t let you. People are cranky; it’s the morning. By the time they are up here, who knows how long they have been sitting in traffic.

  3. Lewis Howes:

    Staying physically in shape helps with mental capacity and allows me to make better decisions, if I wasn’t taking care of my physical health, I’d be slower, I’d need more caffeine, and I’d be more cranky toward employees or teammates. Who cares if our business is thriving if we’re 300 pounds overweight or we have a heart attack at 35?

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