Definition of crotchety adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crotchety

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkrɒtʃəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɑːtʃəti//
 
(informal) Anger
 
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bad-tempered; easily made angry He was tired and crotchety. See related entries: Anger Word Origin early 19th cent.: from crotchet + -y.
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