Cranky - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkræŋki|  American pronunciation of the word cranky
Brit.  |ˈkraŋki|  British pronunciation of the word cranky


- (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail (syn: crank, tender, tippy)
- easily irritated or annoyed (syn: fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy)


Organic farming is no longer thought of as cranky.

I was feeling tired and cranky.

...a captious and cranky eater who's never met a vegetable he didn't hate...

Word forms

comparative: crankier
superlative: crankiest
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