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August 28, 2013 - Word of the Day

crab

 

A crab is a sea creature that looks a little like this:

crab crab

But we also use the word "crab" to describe a person who complains or is unhappy. You can use this word as a noun, a verb, or as an adjective:

  • He's a crab. (noun)
  • He crabs about everything. (verb)
  • Why is he being so crabby? (adjective)
  • Darnesha's three-year-old daughter becomes crabby if she doesn't get an afternoon nap.
  • Joe crabs about his boss all the time.
  • What are you crabbing about?
  • Don't be such a crab!

 

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