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  • adj. argumentative

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Quarrelsome.


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  • 'Sometimes, thaa knows, when hoo's a bit fratchy, I plague her wi' tellin 'o' Dickey o '

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • And whenever awm a bit daanhearted, or hardhearted, or fratchy wi 'th' missus, or plaguey wi 'fo'k, aw goes to th' owd flute, and it helps me o'er th 'stile.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • What's more, he's allus reight dahn fratchy after a turn o 'that.

    A Life's Morning

  • In her head, Harriet translated her father’s odd speech, substituting the word “quarrelsome” for “fratchy” and “disillusioned” for “disquixotted.”

    Chasing a Rogue

  • I never knew nor heard tell of her being flighty and fratchy before the squire's trouble. "

    The Squire of Sandal-Side A Pastoral Romance


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