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Aug 5, 2014
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stalagmite
stroppy
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stroppy

PRONUNCIATION:
(STROP-ee)

MEANING:
adjective: Bad-tempered, belligerent, or touchy.

ETYMOLOGY:
Possibly from shortening of obstreperous. Earliest documented use: 1951.

USAGE:
"Stroppy Alex Karpenko has told cosmetics giants to shove their big bills for fancy razors -- after teaching himself to shave with a spade."
Ace Of Shaves; Austrian Times; Sep 30, 2011.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. -Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and novelist (1850-1893)

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