adjective \ˈte-chē\

: becoming angry or annoyed easily


Full Definition of TETCHY

:  irritably or peevishly sensitive :  touchy <the tetchy manner of two women living in the same house — Elizabeth Taylor †1975>
tetch·i·ly \-chə-lē\ adverb
tetch·i·ness \-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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