sulk
I. intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from sulky Date: 1781 to be moodily silent II. noun Date: 1804 1. the state of one sulking — often used in plural <
had a case of the sulks
>
2. a sulky mood or spell <
in a sulk
>

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