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dorty

[ dawr-tee ]
/ ˈdɔr ti /
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adjective Scot.
sullen; sulky.
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Origin of dorty

1505–15; dort sulkiness (< ?) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM dorty

dor·ti·ness, noun

Words nearby dorty

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How to use dorty in a sentence

  • 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

dorty
/ (ˈdɔːtɪ) /

adjective dortier or dortiest
Scot haughty, or sullen

Derived forms of dorty

dortiness, noun

Word Origin for dorty

C17: from Scottish dort peevishness
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