- grumpy or moody; sulky: She's behaving like a typical mardy teenager, refusing to tell us what's wrong.
- a grumpy mood; a sulk: He's a good old chap, but he sometimes comes home in a mardy after stopping at the pub.
Origin of mardy
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Examples from the Web for mardy
Oh, that's Mardy all over—always thinking of something for us!
Mardy, you know it must have cost at least three dollars—both of it.
Mayn't I ask the boys and Frances down to-night to rejoice with us, Mardy?
"You needn't complain if Mardy doesn't," said Prue, sharply.
"This has done something wonderful for me, Mardy," she said, slowly.
- (of a child) spoilt
from marred, past participle of mar
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