sulky


1sulky

adjective \ˈsəl-kē\

: angry or upset about something and refusing to discuss it with others

: often quiet and angry or upset

sulk·i·ersulk·i·est

Full Definition of SULKY

1
a :  sulking or given to spells of sulking
b :  relating to or indicating a sulk <a sulky expression>
2
[2sulky] :  having wheels and usually a seat for the driver <a sulky plow>
sulk·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
sulk·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of SULKY

  1. She is very sulky today.
  2. She's in a sulky mood.

Origin of SULKY

probably alteration of obsolete sulke sluggish
First Known Use: 1744

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

2sulky

noun
plural sulkies

Definition of SULKY

:  a light 2-wheeled vehicle (as for harness racing) having a seat for the driver only and usually no body

Origin of SULKY

probably from 1sulky; from its having room for only one person
First Known Use: 1756

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, wain

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