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Corruption of obstreperous.


obstropulous (comparative more obstropulous, superlative most obstropulous)

  1. (obsolete slang) obstreperous
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa Harlowe[1], volume IX:
      And you know, Jack (as we told him, moreover), that it was a shame to manhood, for a man, who had served twenty and twenty women as bad or worse, let him have served Miss Harlowe never so bad, should give himself such obstropulous airs, because she would die []
    • 1977, Mollie Sugden as Mrs Slocombe, Goodbye Mr Grainger (Are You Being Served?), season 5, episode 6:
      He was thoroughly obstropulous to me last week!

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