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Definition of Crabbed


  1. Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners.
  2. Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste.
  3. Obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author.
  4. Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting.