adjective Scot.

sullen; sulky.

Origin of dorty

1505–15; dort sulkiness (< ?) + -y1
Related formsdor·ti·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dorty

Historical Examples of dorty

  • Patie is happy in his love for Peggy who reciprocates it; Roger, in despair over his ill-success with 'dorty Jenny.'

    Allan Ramsay

    William Henry Oliphant Smeaton

British Dictionary definitions for dorty


adjective dortier or dortiest

Scot haughty, or sullen
Derived Formsdortiness, noun

Word Origin for dorty

C17: from Scottish dort peevishness
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