spleeny

adjective
\ ˈsplē-nē How to pronounce spleeny (audio) \

Definition of spleeny

1 : full of or displaying spleen
2 New England : peevish and irritable with hypochondriac inclinations

First Known Use of spleeny

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spleeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spleeny. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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