Definition of starky in English:

starky

adjective

Southern, English Regional, Midlands, Newfoundland
  • Stiff and hard; not pliable or workable.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Trapp (1601–1669), Church of England clergyman and writer on theology. From stark + -y.

Pronunciation

starky

/ˈstɑːki/