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mardy

[mahr-dee] /ˈmɑr di/
adjective, mardier, mardiest.
1.
grumpy or moody; sulky:
She's behaving like a typical mardy teenager, refusing to tell us what's wrong.
noun
2.
a grumpy mood; a sulk:
He's a good old chap, but he sometimes comes home in a mardy after stopping at the pub.
Origin
< British dialect mard ‘spoiled; spoiled child’ (alteration of marred, past tense of mar) + -y1
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  • The verb to throw a mardy means to display an outburst of anger.
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mardy

/ˈmɑːdɪ/
adjective (dialect)
1.
(of a child) spoilt
2.
irritable
Word Origin
from marred, past participle of mar
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