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adjective Scot.
  1. sullen; sulky.
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Origin of dorty

1505–15; dort sulkiness (< ?) + -y1
Related formsdor·ti·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • 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
  1. Scot haughty, or sullen
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Derived Formsdortiness, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Scottish dort peevishness
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