stroppy

adjective
strop·py | \ˈsträ-pē \

Definition of stroppy 

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Examples of stroppy in a Sentence

There's no need to get stroppy with me.

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Indeed, a video on AS' website shows the marksman getting extremely stroppy when he is told to conduct some acceleration drills alone while his fellow players get on with another session. SI.com, "Diego Costa Throws First Atletico Strop After Being Told to Train Away From Teammates," 12 Oct. 2017 Dembele is allegedly refusing to return to Dortmund until the situation is resolved by all parties, but the German top flight outfit are standing firm over their stroppy star's stance. SI.com, "Still No Dortmund Contact From Rebellious Dembele as Wonderkid Holds Out Over Barcelona Move," 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stroppy

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stroppy

perhaps by shortening & alteration from obstreperous

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stroppy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stroppy

: easily annoyed and difficult to deal with

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