One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person, especially a child, who sheds tears frequently or readily.
- ‘The challenge, as always, was how to name the problem without sounding like a crybaby or jinxing all future job prospects.’
- ‘A cousin, exasperatedly and somewhat self-righteously, called him a crybaby.’
- ‘We're all treated as vulnerable crybabies, unable to take a harsh word without running off in tears.’
- ‘The parents, reserved New Englanders, have neither the time nor the inclination to pamper crybabies.’
- ‘Time and increasing exposure has shown him to be a loudmouth crybaby, gutless hypocrite, economic buffoon, geopolitical imbecile, and possessed of the emotional fortitude of a ten-year-old.’
- ‘I held them in awe and was something of a crybaby constantly running to my mother for protection if they said anything cross to me.’
- ‘‘You're such a crybaby, Keith’ he said slowly as he put the pack down.’
- ‘So I'm not some sort of freak for being such a crybaby?’
- ‘He is, of course, the ultimate crybaby and it's always fun to watch him whine when he gets knocked out of a tournament.’
- ‘But my cheeks were dry - which is actually impressive, since I'm a notorious crybaby at movies.’
- ‘We shouldn't be whiners and crybabies about it.’
- ‘‘You probably think you've landed yourself with a real crybaby after all of this ’, I joked, wiping my eyes with the back of my hand.’
- ‘I really have to stop being such a crybaby at gigs.’
- ‘Who can blame them; I've been such a crybaby for the last day or so.’
- ‘She just didn't want to put up with the little brat even if it meant making herself out to be a coward or a crybaby, whichever way they took it.’
- ‘Otherwise, some might think he's nothing but a crybaby and a bad loser.’
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