Crotchety



[kroch-i-tee] /ˈkrɒtʃ ɪ ti/

adjective
1.
given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.
2.
of the nature of a .
/ˈkrɒtʃɪtɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) cross; irritable; contrary
2.
full of crotchets
adj.

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

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