shirty

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adjective \ˈshər-tē\

Definition of shirty

chiefly British

  1. :  angry, irritated

Examples of shirty in a Sentence

  1. He was shirty with the people who arrived late.

  2. the visiting businessman was beginning to feel as though he had encountered every shirty bloke in London

First Known Use of shirty

1846


SHIRTY Defined for English Language Learners

shirty

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adjective

Definition of shirty for English Language Learners

  • : angry or irritated



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