- bad-tempered; irritable; cranky.
Origin of shirty
Examples from the Web for shirty
Historical Examples of shirty
"Don't you get shirty if I talks about that dream," he said.Harding's luck
E. [Edith] Nesbit
But don't tell me that when he saw how shirty she was about it, the chump didn't back down?Right Ho, Jeeves
P. G. Wodehouse
He with the greatest propriety might call me "Johnny Newcome," yet it ill became me to call him "Shirty."
Of course, if she had been plain, he reflected gravely, one could understand her being so shirty.Happy House
Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
I called out loudly and angrily, 'Shirty, don't shoot him in the back!'Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories
Florence Finch Kelly
- slang, mainly British bad-tempered or annoyed