Definition of petulcous in English:

petulcous

adjective

rare, archaic, literary
  • Inclined to butt, butting; (figurative) wanton, frisky.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John V. Canes (d. 1672). From classical Latin petulcus inclined to butt, butting, wanton, frisky + -ous.

Pronunciation

petulcous

/pəˈtʌlkəs/