a.1.Somewhat sour or cross.
The whips of the most crabbish Satyristes.
- Decker.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When Katherine countered Petruchio's taunting reference to her "dour looks" with "It is my custom when I see a crab," Petruchio dropped to all fours in crabbish frenzy, as he protested, "Why, here's no crab, and therefore look not sour" (2.1.229-30).