stroppy

Definitions

General English

  • adjective behaving in a rude and angry way

Slang

  • adjective obstreperous, aggressive, uncooperative. The word is an alteration of obstreperous, perhaps via a fanciful deformation of this word, such as ‘obstropalous’. Stroppy appeared in the 1940s. Various deformations of obstreperous have been recorded since the 18th century.
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