Today's Word "tetchy"

To expose to contempt by misrepresentation on

Published in Vocabulary

tetchy \TECH-ee\ (adjective) - Peevish; testy; irritable.

"Alfred's tetchy and combative personality made him a difficult person to share an office with."


Tetchy probably comes from Middle English tecche, "a bad habit," from Old French tache, teche, "a spot, stain, blemish, habit, vice."




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