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adj. strop·pi·er, strop·pi·est Chiefly British
Easily offended or annoyed; ill-tempered or belligerent.
[Perhaps alteration of obstreperous.]
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adj, -pier or -piest
informal Brit angry or awkward
[C20: changed and shortened from obstreperous]
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adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
Brit. Informal. bad-tempered or hostile.
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|Adj.||1.||stroppy - obstreperous|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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
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adjective (Brit. informal) awkward, difficult, obstreperous, destructive, perverse, unhelpful, cantankerous, bloody-minded (Brit. informal), quarrelsome, litigious, uncooperative I shall have to get stroppy with them.
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adj (+er) (Brit inf) → fuchtig (inf); answer, children → pampig (inf); bouncer etc → aggressiv; (= obstinate) official → stur; to be stroppy about doing something → fuchtig/pampig sein, weil man etw tun soll (inf); don’t get stroppy with me (= aggressive) → werd jetzt nicht pampig (inf); (= obstinate, uncooperative) → mach nicht so auf stur (inf)
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stroppy[ˈstrɒpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) → indisponente, scontroso/a
to get stroppy → mettersi a fare il/la difficile
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