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EtymologyEdit

From crank +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹæŋki/
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  • Rhymes: -æŋki

AdjectiveEdit

cranky (comparative crankier, superlative crankiest)

  1. (obsolete) Weak, unwell.
  2. (of a machine, etc.) Not in good working condition.
    Synonym: 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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