Definition of sulky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sulky

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsʌlki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌlki//
 
(disapproving) Youth, Anger
 
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bad-tempered or not speaking because you are angry about something Sarah had looked sulky all morning. a sulky child He lapsed into a sulky silence. Wordfinderadolescent, immature, mixed up, naive, puberty, rebellious, sulky, tearaway, teenager, young See related entries: Youth, Anger Word Origin mid 18th cent.: perhaps from obsolete sulke ‘hard to dispose of’, of unknown origin.
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