narky


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Related to narky: natch, meant, mousey, cheeky, frazzled

narky

(ˈnɑːkɪ)
adj, narkier or narkiest
slang irritable, complaining, or sarcastic
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narky

[ˈnɑːkɪ] ADJ to get narky (Brit) → cabrearse, mosquearse
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narky

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → gereizt
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She continued to share her feelings over the narky comments and said, 'Thanks to all your hate, I'll be making a private Instagram account very soon and that's where I'll share those with my friends and family.
During the tournament, Sandro looked like the kind of narky, hardworking frontman that Evertonians could appreciate and after scoring on his Goodison Park debut against Sevilla in a pre-season friendly, hopes were high for the future.
After his stint, Liam joined Lewis for a photo op - surely he wasn't trying to wind up his narky brother?
Having instantly recognised his talent, the Reds gaffer also saw a narky streak that convinced him the midfielder could go to the top.
Republic boss Martin O'Neill has had his differences with the player over the years but said: "Glenn is a bit like myself, he can be a bit narky. But we're fine, honestly, really good.
O'Neill said: "Glenn is a bit like myself, he can be a bit narky. But we're fine, honestly.
Having indulged in these seaside traditions we took the kids to a disco and a show with games, songs, the lovable character Lizzie Lizard and the villainous Narky, who had the children in stitches.
"This stupid place with its stupid cliffs," as David Tennant's narky DI Alec Hardy put it.
It is a series of first world problem harumphs that I really enjoy getting narky about.
Now the star finds herself out of step with notoriously narky New Yorkers.
His trainer remarked: "I think it's more playfulness, rather than being narky. But I wouldn't leave my fingers hanging around him; he'd have a go.