Oh, he's old and lame, I suppose, and has a crotchety temper.
And I've no doubt you think me simply a disagreeable, crotchety old person.
Like all radicals and reformers they had a fringe of unbalanced and crotchety folk.
He was poor and crotchety, and as regards professional matters unsteady.
The ill-natured, crotchety, old—the fact is, he is a misogynist.
In the flesh ...