This word is reserved for someone who is;
- bad tempered
- short tempered
And shows it!
A father might say to a son “Don’t get shirty with me!” when the son is giving him a bit of lip (back chatting) for not getting his way.
A husband might get a bit shirty with his wife for taking so long to get ready.
Listen to word shirty.
Slang – Dictionary Definition
A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.
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