crotchety crotchety  /ˈkrɑ tʃə ti/


  • (adj) having a difficult and contrary disposition


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  1. The Bushies have gotten tired of his scolding and have tried to portray him as a crotchety Nebraskan coot who's lost a step.
  2. George Saunders offers fine satiric tales about crotchety relatives, dead-end jobs and lost dreams.
  3. But they quailed at the thought of crotchety, patronage-grabbing Kenneth McKellar, whose striped trousers seemed almost his sole presidential qualification.


  • Five Robotic Bike Parking Systems That Solve an Urban Dilemma

    The uproar over New York’s new bike share system is mostly due to very human shortcomings (one crotchety human in particular, actually). But it can also be blamed on the shortcomings of city infrastructure, which hasn't quite caught up to the demand for new, more efficient ways of storing velocipedes. Read more...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Gizmodo


  1. "Hopefully, I'm not going to be a crotchety old man, and you know, not handle it," Paterno said.
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Joe Paterno Source: Tucson Citizen

  2. "You know what? He's become a little bit crotchety in his old age," said Khari Jones, the quarterback in Winnipeg when Stegall won the CFL's outstanding player award in 2002. "But that's just his way of making fun. Milt is confident. He knows...
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Khari Jones Source:

  3. "Black men still don't have the right to get upset and indignant, even in their own homes," Boykin argued in his op-ed. "Crotchety old white guys like Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs can foam at the mouth on radio and television all day about...
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Keith Boykin Source: The Daily Voice

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