cantankerous, crotchety, ornery

The numerical value of crotchety in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

Origin: From crotchet + -y, using crotchet in the 16th century sense of a whim or a fancy
Mr. Crotchety
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The numerical value of crotchety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it?
Crotchety Christmas 3-D
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He was poor and crotchety, and as regards professional matters unsteady.

How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man

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  • is most often used when talking about older people, like the crotchety old man who sits on his porch and yells at you to slow down when you drive by. Sometimes crotchety people take pleasure in bothering others or complaining. derives from the word , meaning "whim or fancy," and crotchety people do seem subject to whims — you might not know exactly why they're irritable, but you definitely know they're crotchety.

    The bathroom in the Crotchety house is being upgraded. Among other things the pedestal washbasin is being replaced with a basin set into a vanity unit. Initially we thought the new vanity cabinet would completely cover the footprint of the old pedestal, hiding any ugliness on the floor. As it turns out, though, the new units are not quite deep enough for that and the cutout in the vinyl floor tiles for the pedestal would be a dark scar on the bright shiny skin of the rejuvenated bathroom.

  • The song came to an end and one of the DJs (it’s hard to tell whether it’s Mark or Stuart speaking on the radio) mentioned that his favourite UB40 song was Tyler. In fact, he got quite carried away for a moment. Could this be a sublime coincidence? No, of course not, this was undeniable evidence of the Rock Gods’ guiding hands. It’s time for UB40’s first outing on the Crotchety Man blog.

    is the latest album by The Pineapple Thief, which is generally regarded as a progressive rock band. But that categorisation sits uneasily with Crotchety Man. When I think of ‘prog’ my first thoughts are of Yes, Genesis and King Crimson and then ELP, Gentle Giant and perhaps Jethro Tull. The songs on Magnolia aren’t quite like those bands’ compositions and yet they fit the definition of prog rock too well to be excluded.

    Adj.1.crotchety - having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
    ornery, cantankerous
    ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

  • Noun1.crotchet - a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    uncus - (biology) any hook-shaped process or part
    2.crotchet - a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
    quarter note
    musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
    3.crotchet - a strange attitude or habit
    queerness, quirk, quirkiness, oddity
    strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
    4.crotchet - a small tool or hooklike implement
    hook - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

    So, this ‘new prog’ thing … Do I like it? Is it any good? Well, yes, I think so. Magnolia was added to the Crotchety Collection quite recently and it has settled in quite nicely. I’d rate it 3.5 out of 5 – happy to have it, will play it from time to time, but won’t swoon over it. The acid test is to see how those tracks affect me when they come up on an all-songs shuffle, but it’s too early yet to know what that will bring.

The crotchety old man has a problem with modern sexuality.

By the way this probably won’t surprise you, but there is an organization called the American Society of Crotchety Old Men. Their slogan: “Easily riled and likely to shout, frequently wrong, but never in doubt.” Gotta love it.