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[kroch-i-tee] /ˈkrɒtʃ ɪ ti/

given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.
of the nature of a .
(informal) cross; irritable; contrary
full of crotchets

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


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