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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɒtʃ.ə.tɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɑ.tʃɨ.ti/
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AdjectiveEdit

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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