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

Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of spleeny was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Spleeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spleeny. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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