Crank and Killjoy


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Crank noun – An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: he's always a crank until he has his morning coffee

Killjoy and crank are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Killjoy" instead a noun "Crank".
Nearby Words: cranked, cranking
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Killjoy noun – A person who spoils the pleasure of others.
Crank and killjoy are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Crank" instead a noun "Killjoy".
Synonyms for Killjoy

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old old crank old killjoy
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