Definitions for tetchyˈtɛtʃ i
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tetch•yˈtɛtʃ i(adj.)tetch•i•er, tetch•i•est.
Origin of tetchy:
1585–95; perh. b. touchy and dial. tetch mark, spot < MF
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy(adj)
easily irritated or annoyed
"an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
Easily annoyed or irritated; peevish, testy or irascible
Origin: 1592, teachie, in ,