Thursday, March 13, 2003
Definitions for tetchy
- Peevish; testy; irritable.
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Citations for tetchy
Waugh's tetchy and combative personality made him a difficult companion at arms.
Wright was in Tokyo, busy with the Imperial Hotel, firing off telegrams blaming his son, Lloyd, and Schindler for nagging cost overruns that Barnsdall, always tetchy about parting with money, was balking at.
Origin of tetchy
Tetchy probably comes from Middle English tecche, "a bad habit," from Old French tache, teche, "a spot, stain, blemish, habit, vice."