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What does this phrase mean?

Being a crabbit is not gonna make it any easier for you.

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Crabbit is a Scots English, or Scottish dialect, word meaning "crabbed", in the sense of being miserable, negative and dour. The word comes from "crab", and I presume is an anthropomorphism of the behaviour/appearance of crabs.

See Merriam-Webster here for definition of "crabbed" and here for a couple of definitions of "crabbit".

My in-laws, being Scottish, regularly use "crabbit" to mean grumpy or miserable.

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