tetchily

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From tetchy +‎ -ly.

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tetchily (comparative more tetchily, superlative most tetchily)

  1. In an annoyed or irritated manner.
    • 1862, Henry Mayhew, Young Benjamin Franklin, chapter V
      "Do be quiet, will you, or I shall miss it all," cried Jabez, tetchily.
    • 2001, Zadie Smith, White Teeth: A Novel‎ page 325
      "No, indeed. He got me dis little buggy—"
      "Sidecar," corrected Ryan tetchily. "It's called a sidecar."

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