|About | Media | Search | Contact|
Apr 27, 2011This week's theme
Words related to clothing
This week's words
Got a website?
Free content for your site
Words, quotations & more
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
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)
© 1994-2023 Wordsmith