Crabbed vs Crusty - What's the difference?

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Crabbed is a related term of crusty.


As adjectives the difference between crabbed and crusty

is that crabbed is bad-tempered or cantankerous while crusty is pertaining to or having a crust, as, for example, in the case of bread.

As a verb crabbed

is (crab).

As a noun crusty is

(chiefly|british) a tramp or homeless young person with poor cleanliness.

crabbed

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
  • Cramped, bent.
  • * 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
  • A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
    Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
    As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
  • (of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  • Derived terms

    * crabbedly * crabbedness

    Verb

    (head)
  • (crab)
  • crusty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Pertaining to or having a crust, as, for example, in the case of bread.
  • (figuratively, of a person or behavior) Short-tempered and gruff but, sometimes, with a harmless or benign inner nature; peevish, surly, harsh.
  • Noun

    (crusties)
  • (chiefly, British) A tramp or homeless young person with poor cleanliness.
  • (slang) Dried eye mucus.
  • * 1999 , Vinnie Hansen, Murder, Honey , Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 0-7388-0467-3, page 155:
  • Against the backdrop of muted stripes of color, Julieanne picked at her eyes’ crusties , and then combed her hair with the hand.
  • * 2003 , Mary O'Connell, "Saint Anne", in Living with Saints , Grove Press, ISBN 0-8021-3926-4, page 209:
  • Jesus, how could I bear the sight of him—sleep crusties lodged in the corners of his rheumy eyes, a puff of chest hair cresting like meringue over the top of his V-neck sweater, khakis jacked up to his breastbone—when I was used to looking at the singularly lovely Isabella?
  • * 2005 , Jeffrey Dinsmore, I, an Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey , Contemporary Press, ISBN 0974461490, page 51:
  • I wiped the crusties from my eyes, threw on a sundress, and wandered out into the living room.
  • (chiefly, UK) A member of an urban subculture with roots in punk and grebo, characterized by antiestablishment attitudes and an unkempt appearance.
  • Synonyms

    * (dried eye mucus) gound (UK dialectal), sleep, sleepy dust (informal)

    References

    * * * * " crusty" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus (Wordsmyth, 2002) * " crusty (adj. easily annoyed)" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) * " crusty (n. an unwashed person)" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) * * Oxford English Dictionary , second edition (1989) * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

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