shirty


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shirt·y

 (shûr′tē)
adj. shirt·i·er, shirt·i·est Chiefly British
Ill-tempered; angry: "He saw how shirty she was about it" (P.G. Wodehouse).

[Probably from to get someone's shirt out, to annoy, or to keep one's shirt on, to keep from being annoyed.]

shirty

(ˈʃɜːtɪ)
adj, shirtier or shirtiest
slang chiefly Brit bad-tempered or annoyed
[C19: perhaps based on such phrases as to get someone's shirt out to annoy someone]
ˈshirtily adv
ˈshirtiness n

shirt•y

(ˈʃɜr ti)

adj. shirt•i•er, shirt•i•est.
short-tempered; irritable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shirty - (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyedshirty - (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Translations
غاضِب، سَيِّئ المِزاج
vzteklý
arrig
reiîur
įpykęs
dusmīgsīgnssaskaities

shirty

[ˈʃɜːtɪ] ADJ (shirtier (compar) (shirtiest (superl))) he was pretty shirty about itno le gustó nada, no le cayó en gracia

shirty

[ˈʃɜːrti] adj (British) (= bad-tempered) → de mauvais poil

shirty

adj (+er) (esp Brit inf) → sauer (inf), → verärgert; (as characteristic) → griesgrämig (inf); he got pretty shirty about iter wurde ganz schön sauer (inf); now don’t get shirty with me!nun werd nicht gleich sauer! (inf)

shirty

[ˈʃɜːtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) he was pretty shirty about itsi è incavolato abbastanza per questa storia

shirty

(ˈʃəːti) adjective
angry; bad-tempered. He was a bit shirty with her when she arrived late.
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