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tetchy

or tech路y

[ tech-ee ]
/ 藞t蓻t蕛 i /
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adjective, tetch路i路er, tetch路i路est.
irritable; touchy.
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Origin of tetchy

1585鈥95; origin uncertain; cf. tetched, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM tetchy

tetch路i路ly, adverbtetch路i路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tetchy

tetchy
/ (藞t蓻t蕛瑟) /

adjective tetchier or tetchiest
being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy

Derived forms of tetchy

tetchily, adverbtetchiness, noun

Word Origin for tetchy

C16: probably from obsolete tetch defect, from Old French tache spot, of Germanic origin
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