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stroppy

[strop-ee] /ˈstrɒp i/
adjective, stroppier, stroppiest. British Informal.
1.
bad-tempered or hostile; quick to take offense.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; perhaps (ob)strep(erous) + -y1, though o is unexplained
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British Dictionary definitions for strop pier

stroppy

/ˈstrɒpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
(Brit, informal) angry or awkward
Derived Forms
stroppily, adverb
stroppiness, noun
Word Origin
C20: changed and shortened from obstreperous
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Word Origin and History for strop pier

stroppy

1951, perhaps a slang mangling of obstreperous.

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