词源不详，可能来自 sullen,闷闷不乐的，-k,表强调，比较 tell,talk,hear,hark.
- sulky (adj.)
- "quietly sullen," 1744, of uncertain origin. Connection has been suggested to obsolete, rare sulke "hard to sell" (1630s) and to Old English asolcen "idle, lazy, slow," past participle adjective from aseolcan "become sluggish, be weak or idle" (related to besylcan "be languid"), from Proto-Germanic *seklan (cognates: Middle High German selken "to drop, fall"). But words of similar meaning often are held to be imitative (compare miff, mope, boudoir). Related: Sulkily; sulkiness.
- sulky (n.)
- "light carriage with two wheels," 1756, apparently a noun use of sulky (adj.), on notion of "standoffishness," because the carriage has room for only one person and obliges the rider to be alone.
- 1. I was quite sulky, so I didn't take part in much.
- 2. Sarah had looked sulky all morning.
- 3. She brought along a couple of sulky looking kids.
- 4. Young girls sometimes become sulky because they are jealous.
- 5. The boss was as sulky as a bear that day.
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