/ˈkræŋki/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[krang-kee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective, crank·i·er, crank·i·est.
1. ill-tempered; grouchy; cross: I'm always cranky when I don't get enough sleep.
2. eccentric; queer.
3. shaky; unsteady; out of order.
4. full of bends or windings; crooked.
5. British Dialect. sickly; in unsound or feeble condition; infirm.
[Origin: 1780–90; crank1 + -y1]
—Synonyms 1. crotchety, cantankerous, perverse.
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