Definition of crank:
peevish, scratchy, screwball, frolicsome, sore, oddity, fanatic, junkie, looking glass, diva, newcomer, zealot, chalk, starter, buoyant, trumpery, elbow, bend, churl, ballock, space cadet, flash, arm, gay, barbarian, pettish, frolic, cranky, tike, lever, freak, proud, raw, complainer, dingbat, nutcase, ice, skinflint, affectionate, folderol, button, water ice, peasant, fond, spyglass, aberration, frivolity, en, perfectionist, meth, crackpot, ancillary, crosspatch, crank up, rejoicing, scum, bouncy, headcase, happy, scourge, tippy, flick, drinking glass, crab, ball, camshaft, frappe, testy, jubilant, triumphant, weirdie, bellyacher, scratch, eject, murmurer, wish-wash, nut case, starting motor, stunt, trash, buffoonery, control, grump, energize, fledgling, nettlesome, newbie, mutterer, actuate, fledgeling, misanthrope, grinch, egg, nut, codswallop, scrap, testis, character, entrant, antics, whiner, applesauce, shenanigans, fractious, icing, chicken feed, niggard, tender, frosting, internal-combustion engine, sensitive, freshman, ice rink, bracket, brainstorm, cuckoo, coax, nutjob, ding-a-ling, high-spirited, methamphetamine, faultfinder, appetizer, petulant, testicle, bearing, belt, wise, grouch, untoughened, zigzag, activate, sorehead, scrooge, glorying, addict, sourpuss, neophyte, appetiser, rubbish, shrew, exulting, glass, cam, methamphetamine hydrochloride, hothead, oddball, growler, deoxyephedrine, engage, tyke, carriage, purist, irritable, vivacious, glassful, lovesome, fruitcake, peckish, orchis, madwoman, unstable, junky, bubbly, griper, bollock, loon, starter motor, grouser, warm, bucket, ball bearing, field glass, effervescent, gamesome, boor, tomfoolery, cock-a-hoop, weirdo, loony, critic, tripe, shabu, eccentric, ice-skating rink, prideful, chamber, tetchy, dispatcher, stickler, wet blanket, techy, sparkler, grumbler, crowing.
- "Green Fancy", George Barr McCutcheon.
- "The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography", Johnson, Clarence Edgar.
- "The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner", John Wilkinson.