Definition of crotchety in English:

crotchety

Syllabification: crotch·et·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkräCHətē
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

crotchetiness

noun
More example sentences
  • It's about orneriness and crotchetiness and the petty conservativism of people who regard themselves as guardians of some sort of literary establishment but haven't really got a very good eye for syntactic generalizations.
  • After all, one has a well-honed reputation for crotchetiness and the other is a bit eccentric.
  • He may be younger than these men, but he has the gait and crotchetiness of someone older.

Origin

early 19th century: from of crotchet + -y1.

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