Todays word: “Tetchy”

Word: tetchy

PRONUNCIATION:

(TECH-ee)

MEANING:

adjective: Easily annoyed; oversensitive.

ETYMOLOGY:

Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English tache/teche (blemish). Earliest documented use: 1597.

USAGE:

“O comes across as tired and tetchy, and fed up with being unfairly treated by the press.”
So Who Wrote O?; Daily Mail (London, UK); Jan 21, 2011.

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