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mardy

[ mahr-dee ]

adjective

, mar·di·er, mar·di·est.
  1. grumpy or moody; sulky:

    She's behaving like a typical mardy teenager, refusing to tell us what's wrong.



noun

  1. a grumpy mood; a sulk:

    He's a good old chap, but he sometimes comes home in a mardy after stopping at the pub.

mardy

/ ˈmɑːdɪ /

adjective

  1. (of a child) spoilt
  2. irritable


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mardy1

First recorded in 1870–75; from British dialect mard “spoiled; spoiled child” (alteration of marred, past tense of mar ) + -y 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mardy1

from marred, past participle of mar

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Example Sentences

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.

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