Crank and Sourpuss


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

Sourpuss is a synonym for crank in happy topic. In some cases you can use "Sourpuss" instead a noun "Crank", when it comes to topics like ill-tempered person.
Nearby Words: cranked, cranking
Synonyms for Crank


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Sourpuss noun – An irritable and complaining person.
Usage example: that old sourpuss must spend all his time making sure no one traipses across his lawn

Crank is a synonym for sourpuss (North American) in happy topic. You can use "Crank" instead a noun "Sourpuss", if it concerns topics such as ill-tempered person, grouch.
Synonyms for Sourpuss

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old old crank old sourpuss
bitter bitter crank bitter sourpuss
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