[krahy-bey-bee] /ˈkraɪˌbeɪ bi/
noun, plural crybabies.
a person, especially a child, who readily for very little reason.
a person who complains too much, usually in a whining manner.
verb (used without object), crybabied, crybabying.
Also, cry-baby. to or complain easily or often.
noun (pl) -bies
a person, esp a child, given to frequent crying or complaint
1851, American English, from cry + baby (n.).
: The Georgetown basketball team has continued its crybaby act
A person given to weeping or lamenting at the least adversity, esp from self-pity (1852+)
cryesthesia cry·es·the·sia (krī’ĭs-thē’zhə) n.
- Cry for
Also, cry out for; have a crying need for. Be in urgent need of, as in This wall cries for a second coat of paint, or This car is crying out for a good washing, or There is a crying need for order in this house. The figurative use of cry for, literally meaning “implore” […]
[krahy-ing] /ˈkraɪ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. demanding attention or remedy; critical; severe: a crying evil. 2. reprehensible; odious; notorious: a crying shame. [krahy] /kraɪ/ verb (used without object), cried, crying. 1. to utter inarticulate sounds, especially of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears. 2. to weep; shed tears, with or without sound. 3. to call […]
- Crying jag
noun phrase A fit of uncontrollable weeping, often accompanying drunkenness: Florence got regular crying jags, and the men sought to cheer and comfort her (1904+)