Definitions for sulkyˈsʌl ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sulk•yˈsʌl ki(adj.)sulk•i•er, sulk•i•est

  1. (adj.)marked by or given to sulking; sullen; moody.

  2. gloomy or dull:

    sulky weather.

  3. (n.)a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage for one person.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of sulky:

1735–45; akin to OE solcen- lazy (in solcennes laziness), Fris (N dial.) sulkig sulky


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sulky(adj)

    a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse

  2. huffish, sulky(adj)

    sullen or moody

  3. sluggish, sulky(adj)

    moving slowly

    "a sluggish stream"

  4. glooming, gloomy, gloomful, sulky(adj)

    depressingly dark

    "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic"


  1. sulky(Noun)

    A low two-wheeled cart, used in harness racing.

  2. sulky(Noun)

    Any carriage seating only the driver.

  3. sulky(Adjective)

    (often derogatory) silent and withdrawn after being upset

    the sulky child

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sulky(noun)

    moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic

  2. Sulky(adj)

    a light two-wheeled carriage for a single person


  1. Sulky

    A sulky is a lightweight cart having two wheels and a seat for the driver only but usually without a body, generally pulled by horses or dogs, and is used for harness races. The term is also used for a light stroller, an arch mounted on wheels or crawler tracks and used in logging, or other types of vehicle having wheels and usually a seat for the driver, such as a plough, lister or cultivator.

Translations for sulky

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


sulking, or tending to sulk

in a sulky mood; a sulky girl.

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