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crybaby

[krahy-bey-bee] /ˈkraɪˌbeɪ bi/
noun, plural crybabies.
1.
a person, especially a child, who cries readily for very little reason.
2.
a person who complains too much, usually in a whining manner.
verb (used without object), crybabied, crybabying.
3.
Also, cry-baby. to cry or complain easily or often.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; cry + baby
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British Dictionary definitions for cry babies

crybaby

/ˈkraɪˌbeɪbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
a person, esp a child, given to frequent crying or complaint
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Word Origin and History for cry babies

crybaby

n.

1851, American English, from cry + baby (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for cry babies

crybaby

modifier

: The Georgetown basketball team has continued its crybaby act

noun

A person given to weeping or lamenting at the least adversity, esp from self-pity (1852+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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