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tetchy

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adjective \ˈte-chē\

Simple Definition of tetchy

  • : becoming angry or annoyed easily

Full Definition of tetchy

tetch·i·ertetch·i·est

  1. :  irritably or peevishly sensitive :  touchy <the tetchy manner of two women living in the same house — Elizabeth Taylor †1975>

tetch·i·ly play \-chə-lē\ adverb
tetch·i·ness play \-chē-nəs\ noun

Examples of tetchy

  1. <a morose and tetchy resident of a nursing home>



Origin of tetchy

perhaps from obsolete tetch habit


First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with tetchy



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