- stroppy (adj.)
- "rebellious," by 1943, British nautical slang, perhaps a slang mangling of obstreperous. "Sea Passages: A Naval Anthology and Introduction to the Study of English" [1943, Geoffrey Callender] quotes from a letter:
Why Nobby should reckon that his raggie should blow the gaff, when there are crushers everywhere, leaves me guessing; but there it is. In the last dog he rounded on me and called me a white rat. I got stroppy and told him he was shooting a line: but all he said was, 'Oh! choke your luff! I'm looking for another oppo you snivelling sand-catcher.' So that looks like paying off.
to which Callender adds, "There is nothing in this letter which an active service rating could fail to understand."
- 1. Don't get stroppy with me—it isn't my fault!
- 2. A mother I knew was going through a really unpleasant time with a stroppy teenage son.
- 3. The gas people haven't called to repair the cooker so I shall have to get stroppy with them.
- 4. Don't get stroppy with me it's not my fault!
- 5. And you'll have to watch the seagulls -- not to mention stroppy shopkeepers!
- 你还得小心海鸥, 更别说脾气暴躁的店主.
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