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sorehead

[sawr-hed, sohr-] /ˈsɔrˌhɛd, ˈsoʊr-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a disgruntled or vindictive person, especially an unsportsmanlike loser:
Don't be such a sorehead, they won fair and square.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; compare Scots sorehead a headache
Related forms
soreheadedly, adverb
soreheadedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sorehead

sorehead

/ˈsɔːˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) a peevish or disgruntled person
Derived Forms
soreheadedly, adverb
soreheadedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sorehead
n.

"mean, discontented person," 1848, American English, from sore (adj.) + head (n.). Especially in 19c. U.S. political slang, a person who is dissatisfied through lack of recognition or reward for party service (1862).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sorehead

sorehead

noun

An irritable person; a constant complainer; a grouch (1848+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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