stroppy

[strop-ee]

Origin of stroppy

1950–55; perhaps (ob)strep(erous) + -y1, though o is unexplained
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British Dictionary definitions for stroppy

stroppy

adjective -pier or -piest
  1. 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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