[rath-ee, rah-thee or, esp. British, raw-thee]

adjective, wrath·i·er, wrath·i·est. Informal.

wrathful; angry.

Origin of wrathy

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; wrath + -y1
Related formswrath·i·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for wrathy

Historical Examples of wrathy

  • Of course that lightning was sent by their wrathy gods, of course it was!

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • It made me wrathy to think there could be any one she needed to hit out at like that.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery

    Susan Carleton Jones

  • "Get out, or I'll throw you to Hades out of here," said the wrathy foreman.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot

    Thomas D. Whittles

  • Some grew hot and wrathy if laughed at, and that increased our fun.

    Tenting on the Plains

    Elizabeth B. Custer

  • He got wrathy at that, and I demanded to be taken at once to his Chief.

    In the Fog

    Richard Harding Davis