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sorehead

[ sawr-hed, sohr- ]
/ ˈsɔrˌhɛd, ˈsoʊr- /
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noun Informal.

a disgruntled or vindictive person, especially an unsportsmanlike loser: Don't be such a sorehead, they won fair and square.

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Origin of sorehead

1840–50; compare Scots sorehead a headache

OTHER WORDS FROM sorehead

sore·head·ed·ly, adverbsore·head·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for sorehead

sorehead
/ (ˈsɔːˌhɛd) /

noun

informal, mainly US and Canadian a peevish or disgruntled person

Derived forms of sorehead

soreheadedly, adverbsoreheadedness, noun
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