Definition of shirtily in US English:

shirtily

adverb

British
informal
  • See shirty

    • ‘As recently as the previous weekend, the ever emotional former England manager had reacted rather shirtily to a suggestion that he should continue where he was.’
    • ‘‘I thought you'd get on,’ he says, shirtily, ‘I just didn't expect you to be singing duets.’’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

shirtily

/-əlē/