sorehead
noun Date: 1848 a person easily angered or disgruntled • sorehead or soreheaded adjective

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  • Sorehead — Sore head , n. One who is disgruntled by a failure in politics, or the like. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorehead — [sôr′hed΄] n. Informal a person who is angry, resentful, vindictive, etc., or one easily made so …   English World dictionary

  • sorehead — 1. n. a grumpy person. (Also a term of address.) □ She’s sort of a sorehead right now. Wait a day or two and then ask her. □ The boss is a sorehead, but she’s all we have. 2. n. a poor loser. □ Don’t be a sorehead. You knew what you’re getting… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sorehead — soreheadedly, adv. soreheadedness, n. /sawr hed , sohr /, n. Informal. a disgruntled or vindictive person, esp. an unsportsmanlike loser: Don t be such a sorehead, they won fair and square. [1840 50; cf. Scots sorehead a headache] * * * …   Universalium

  • sorehead — noun A person who has a tendency to be angry or to feel offended. Dont be a sorehead! Forgive, forget and get on with your life …   Wiktionary

  • sorehead — sore·head .hed n FOWL POX (a) * * * sore·head (sorґhed) elaeophoriasis …   Medical dictionary

  • sorehead — Synonyms and related words: Tartar, bear, bellyacher, complainant, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, crosspatch, dragon, faultfinder, feist, fire eater, frondeur, fury, griper, grizzly bear, grouch, grouser, growler, grumbler, hothead, hotspur,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sorehead — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. A person who habitually complains or grumbles: complainer, crab, faultfinder, grouch, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, whiner. Informal: crank, griper, grouser. Slang: bellyacher, sourpuss. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • sorehead — sore|head [ˈso:hed US ˈso:r ] n AmE informal someone who is unpleasant or angry in an unreasonable way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sorehead — sore|head [ sɔr,hed ] noun count INFORMAL someone who often becomes angry without any reason …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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