cranky cranky  /ˈkræŋ ki/


  1. (adj) (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
  2. (adj) easily irritated or annoyed


  1. Critics love the FoxL speaker, which, though no bigger than an eyeglasses case, transmits sound that's rich enough to please a cranky audiophile.
  2. It's the nervous guy from Monk; it's cranky Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets.
  3. Or so, at least, its cranky and clueless headmaster believes.


  1. 12 Hours of Cranky Monkey MTB Relay Race

    Quantico, VA Type of Event: Mountain The 12 Hours of Cranky Monkey Mountain Bike Relay challenges solo racers and teams of 2 or 3 to complete as many 9.25-mile laps as possible in a 12 hour period, from 8am-8pm. In addition, a new 3 hour solo option is being added in 2013. This is perfect for those not able to commit the time or training to compete in the full race. The absolutely stellar trail ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Nick Offerman takes his deadpan charms to 'The Kings of Summer'

    Nick Offerman, one of the stars of 'Parks and Recreation,' plays a cranky dad in the new coming-of-age film 'The Kings of Summer.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News


  1. "It's a very tough market. That's all I can say," Torre said. "He's under a great amount of pressure -- as (Joe) Girardi is and as I was. Sometimes you may not be as well-rested as other days and you get a little cranky."
    on May 21, 2006 By: Joe Torre Source: Daily Press

  2. In an email to New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, Fisher writes, "As you can imagine, Jonny seems to be a bit cranky, which I figure is why he still hasn't paid me the remaining money he owes me. For whatever reason, (he) was unable to get (the...
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Carrie Fisher Source: San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

  3. "You're on the field, you're playing for your country, you're not going to take it lightly," Bollinger said of his approach to bowling. "You're out there in a battle. Fast bowlers are in your face and cranky - but you've got to enjoy it, too....
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Doug Bollinger Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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