shirty

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From shirt +‎ -y, probably based on the phrase get one's shirt out.[1]

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shirty ‎(comparative shirtier, superlative shirtiest)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) Ill-tempered or annoyed.
    I didn't ask my father for money, figuring he'd get shirty about it since I had quit school and had no job.

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  1. ^ Farmer, John S. and Henley, W. E. A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English: Abridged from the Seven-volume, page 406. G. Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1905.