[ mahr-dee ]
/ ˈmɑr di /
British Dialect

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.


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

< British dialect mard ‘spoiled; spoiled child’ (alteration of marred, past tense of mar) + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mardy

/ (ˈmɑːdɪ) /

adjective dialect

(of a child) spoilt

Word Origin for mardy

from marred, past participle of mar
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