"crab" Definition

  1. a disagreeable old person. Name of a wild and sour fruit.
  2. “to catch a CRAB,” to fall backwards by missing a stroke in rowing. From the crab-like or sprawling appearance of the man when in the bottom of the boat.
  3. to offend, or insult; to expose or defeat a robbery, to inform against. CRAB, in the sense of “to offend,” is _Old English_. “If I think one thing and speak another, I will both CRAB Christ and our Ladie His mother.” _Packman’s Paternoster._

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Position in the dictionary: 811 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: crabs, crabshells, crack, crack a bottle, crack up, cracked up, cracking a crust, crackle, cracksman, cram
Previous words in the dictionary: coxy-loxy, cow’s grease, cowan, cow-lick, cow-hocked, cow-cow, cover-down, coventry, cove, couter

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