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Crybaby or cry baby? #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 13, 2005 13:12 pm   Crybaby or cry baby?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-43 "A Crying Shame", question 3

As a child she would burst into tears at every problem and so she soon got known as a regular ......... at school.

(a) crychild
(b) cryinfant
(c) crybaby
(d) crygirl

Test No. incompl/inter-43 "A Crying Shame", answer 3

As a child she would burst into tears at every problem and so she soon got known as a regular crybaby at school.

Correct answer: (c) crybaby
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Shouldn't be 'cry-baby' ?

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Crybaby or cry baby? #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 13, 2005 14:58 pm   Crybaby or cry baby?
 

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Most dictionaries list it as one word. Try this site: http://www.onelook.com/?w=crybaby&ls=a
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Crybaby or cry baby? #3 (permalink) Thu Oct 13, 2005 15:41 pm   Crybaby or cry baby?
 

I got confused because the dictionary I use (Cambrigde http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=35436&dict=CALD ) pointed it as a spelling mistakes.
Now it is clear for me that both forms may be used.

Many thanks for answer.
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