Definition of shirty in English:

shirty

adjective

British
informal
  • Bad-tempered or annoyed.

    ‘she got quite shirty’
    • ‘My husband got a bit shirty on Friday night when I had a group of friends round for dinner.’
    • ‘Some friendly letters come back and these horrible bigots get shirty and make remarks about teeth, for Christ's sake.’
    • ‘The script in these situations normally follows a rather different plot: a diver receives treatment, argues the toss, gets a bit shirty, and jumps back in the water after a row with the boat skipper.’
    • ‘I reckoned if they decided to get shirty and chuck me out, the gig was over anyway, so what did I have to lose?’
    • ‘He got very shirty, and there were even legal threats.’
    • ‘But the most disturbing aspect of his investigation is the way it has taken a celebrity chef to get shirty before anyone seems to have noticed what we are feeding our children.’
    • ‘No matter what pressure you're under do not get shirty.’
    • ‘My own husband, who is more realistic about his profession than most, gets a little shirty when I express myself so bluntly.’
    • ‘I couldn't stand there and risk someone being a bit shirty with him so I touched him lightly on the arm and indicated that he should stand on the right.’
    • ‘Funny enough, if I ask other people about their reasons for watching/reading the news, they get shirty and look at me like I'm crazy. ‘It's important to be informed!’’
    • ‘Her boss got quite shirty with me; until I started asking who her boss is so I could make a complaint.’
    • ‘As lazy and uninspired a choice it is to just remake an old film or TV series, this trend does has one hilarious plus point - all the old stars keep getting all shirty about being replaced.’
    • ‘He'd get a wee bit shirty, like you'd just spat on his baby, and tell you that we'd be finished in a few minutes so we'd best just press on ahead.’
    • ‘Let's briefly savour the delicious irony of a magazine for advertising executives getting shirty because someone has ‘grabbed the money and run’.’
    • ‘We know a family when we see it, but get quite shirty when someone else tries to tell us how it should operate.’
    • ‘Nowadays the scourge of the left, he regards liberals as the first cousins of communists and gets shirty whenever anyone reminds him that once upon a time he was a Black Panther groupie.’
    • ‘Suppose Toby's saying something shirty to his boss makes his boss feel that he may have to take a difficult decision about him.’
    • ‘Would his publisher get shirty if he signed an electronic contract?’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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Pronunciation:

shirty

/ˈʃəːti/