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Apr 27, 2011
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Words related to clothing

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flathat
turncoat
shirty
pantywaist
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with Anu Garg

shirty

PRONUNCIATION:
(SHUHR-tee)

MEANING:
adjective: Bad-tempered, irritable.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the expression "to get someone's shirt out" to annoy or to lose one's temper. Earliest documented use: 1846.

USAGE:
"We can appreciate why Lukie Muhlemann is a little agitated and shirty, but he should remember that CSFB [Credit Suisse First Boston] is essentially a law unto itself."
Ian Kerr; A Week in the Markets; Euroweek (London); Jan 26, 2001.

See more usage examples of shirty in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. -Michael Pollan, author, journalism professor (b. 1955)

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