chiefly British

Examples of shirty in a Sentence

He was shirty with the people who arrived late. the visiting businessman was beginning to feel as though he had encountered every shirty bloke in London

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shirty was in 1846

Dictionary Entries Near shirty

Cite this Entry

“Shirty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


chiefly British
: being annoyed : angry

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