[ strop-ee ]
/ ˈstrɒp i /
adjective, strop·pi·er, strop·pi·est. British Informal.
bad-tempered or hostile; quick to take offense.
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British Dictionary definitions for stroppy
/ (ˈstrɒpɪ) /
adjective -pier or -piest
British informal angry or awkward
Derived Formsstroppily, adverbstroppiness, noun
Word Origin for stroppy
C20: changed and shortened from obstreperous
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Word Origin and History for stroppy
1951, perhaps a slang mangling of obstreperous.
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