The definition of crotchety is someone grumpy, stubborn or irritable.
A grumpy old man who yells at everyone is an example of acrotchety old man.
Capriciously stubborn or eccentric; perverse.
(comparative crotchetier or more crotchety, superlative crotchetiest or most crotchety)
- If your friend has a favorite crotchety cartoon or book character, you might also choose to depict that character on the cake.
- The old fellow's crotchety!
- The essay, however, took the artificial and crotchety society of the day by storm.