stroppy

adjective
strop·​py | \ ˈsträ-pē How to pronounce stroppy (audio) \

Definition of stroppy

British

Examples of stroppy in a Sentence

There's no need to get stroppy with me.
Recent Examples on the Web But even if Brexit reflects Britain’s carefree pensioners—and some evidence suggests that despite being older, Brexit voters were stroppier than average—there is little sign of such an age effect elsewhere. The Economist, "Why are happy people voting for angry parties?," 11 July 2019 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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The first known use of stroppy was in 1951

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“Stroppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroppy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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stroppy

adjective
How to pronounce stroppy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stroppy

British, informal : easily annoyed and difficult to deal with

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