pettish

[ pet-ish ]
/ ˈpɛt ɪʃ /

adjective

petulantly peevish: a pettish refusal.

Origin of pettish

First recorded in 1585–95; see origin at pet2, -ish1

Related forms

pet·tish·ly, adverbpet·tish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pettish

pettish

/ (ˈpɛtɪʃ) /

adjective

peevish; petulanta pettish child

Derived Forms

pettishly, adverbpettishness, noun

Word Origin for pettish

C16: from pet ²
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