Definitions for orneryˈɔr nə ri

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  1. cantankerous, crotchety, ornery(adj)

    having a difficult and contrary disposition

    "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers

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  1. ornery(Adjective)

    Cantankerous, stubborn, disagreeable.

  2. ornery(Adjective)

    Mischievous, prankish, teasing, disagreeable but in a good way.

  3. ornery(Adjective)

    Commonplace, inferior.

  4. Origin: Contracted or dialectal pronunciation of ordinary.

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