shirty

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Etymology[edit]

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 Australia, UK, informal) Ill-tempered or annoyed.
    • 1897, W. Somerset Maugham, Liza of Lambeth, chapter 3:
      "You ain't shirty 'cause I kissed yer last night?"
      "I'm not shirty; but it was pretty cool, considerin' like as I didn't know yer."
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 92:
      "Well, so help me Bob, you are a shirty old cow, Mudgy."

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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.

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