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/ ˈtɛtʃ i /
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adjective, tetch·i·er, tetch·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM tetchytetch·i·ly, adverbtetch·i·ness, noun
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How to use tetchy in a sentence
To all questions about diet Jebb would respond tetchily or carelessly.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
"She is a gentlewoman by birth, sir," said the old lady, tetchily.A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
“Will you let me take my time, Bartlett,” said the doctor tetchily.Jack at Sea|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for tetchy
/ (ˈtɛtʃɪ) /
adjective tetchier or tetchiest
being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy
Derived forms of tetchytetchily, adverbtetchiness, noun
Word Origin for tetchy
C16: probably from obsolete tetch defect, from Old French tache spot, of Germanic origin
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