strop pier

stroppy

[strop-ee]
adjective, stroppier, stroppiest. British Informal.
bad-tempered or hostile; quick to take offense.

Origin:
1950–55; perhaps (ob)strep(erous) + -y1, though o is unexplained

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stroppy (ˈstrɒpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
informal (Brit) angry or awkward
 
[C20: changed and shortened from obstreperous]
 
'stroppily
 
adv
 
'stroppiness
 
n

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