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mardy

[ mahr-dee ]
/ ˈmɑr di /
British Dialect
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Definition of mardy

adjective, mar·di·er, mar·di·est.
grumpy or moody; sulky: She's behaving like a typical mardy teenager, refusing to tell us what's wrong.
noun
a grumpy mood; a sulk: He's a good old chap, but he sometimes comes home in a mardy after stopping at the pub.
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Origin of mardy

First recorded in 1870–75; from British dialect mard “spoiled; spoiled child” (alteration of marred, past tense of mar) + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for mardy

mardy
/ (ˈmɑːdɪ) /

adjective dialect
(of a child) spoilt
irritable

Word Origin for mardy

from marred, past participle of mar
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