Definition of shirty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHərdē/

adjective (shirtier, shirtiest)

Irritable; querulous: don’t get annoyed or shirty on the phone
More example sentences
  • Brin got all shirty.
  • What you getting shirty at me for, I said I was sorry.
  • The door staff are a bit shirty.



Pronunciation: /-əlē/
Example sentences
  • ‘I thought you'd get on,’ he says, shirtily, ‘I just didn't expect you to be singing duets.’
  • When I complain that our allotted 90 minutes for photographs and interview is rapidly diminishing, I'm told shirtily that, despite showing up on the dot, we should have got here sooner.
  • The judge said shirtily that ‘there certainly was an intent to find that the incipient competition that they represented was extinguished by the company's anticompetitive conduct.’


Example sentences
  • Our response: we realise any further shirtiness is pointless.
  • Fortunately, there are various degrees of shirtiness running as sub-themes alongside the more obvious trends.
  • We don't have to like each other all the time - any shirtiness just adds to the momentum.

Words that rhyme with shirty

Alberti, Bertie, dirty, flirty, thirty
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