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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROTCHETY

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 he had been a crabbed and crotchety ancient addicted to drink.

Unfortunately, many of these godly men were crotchety and unpractical.

She is the most persistent woman I know, and the most crotchety.

He was a crotchety old fellow in the primary stage of drink.

He is too crotchety ever to be the great leader of a great party.

WORD ORIGIN

1825, from crotchet "whim or fancy" + -y (2). But the sense evolution is obscure.

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