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crabbit

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Scots crabbit, from crab.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

crabbit (comparative more crabbit, superlative most crabbit)

  1. (Scotland) Grouchy, cantankerous.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 65:
      Auntie Maureen said how me and Mattie would have liked him but Uncle Eric said, Oh ye would not, he was just a crabbit old b****r.

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Scots form of English crabbed.

AdjectiveEdit

crabbit (comparative mair crabbit, superlative maist crabbit)

  1. ill-tempered, grouchy