The budding relationship between the ornery sexagenarian and the precocious young child ultimately gives the film its momentum.
Until he got too ornery, Bubbles the Chimpanzee resided at Hayvenhurst, as did the entire Jackson family.
Bryan Burrough tracks the rise and fall of the ornery, loudmouthed state.
It turns out that even their unethical, ornery, or otherwise awful behavior can do that just as effectively.
Bryan Burrough, author of The Big Rich, tracks the rise and fall of the ornery, loudmouthed state.
The jail was a ornery edifiss, but the table was librally surplied with Bakin an Cabbidge.
They're little an' young an' they ain't never done nothin' ornery.
Sometimes, I wish I could live my life over with "ornery" in my vocabulary.
To 'n ornery gentleman—of the road or what you will—I'm not, if so be he's the necessary.
One cowboy is jest about as ornery an' no 'count as the other—and whisky gits 'em all.
1816, American English dialectal contraction of ordinary (adj.). "Commonplace," hence "of poor quality, coarse, ugly." By c.1860 the sense had evolved to "mean, cantankerous." Related: Orneriness.
Mean and irascible; ill-tempered: He wasconfident and ornery on the mound
[1816+; fr a dialect pronunciation of ordinary]