词源不详，可能来自中古英语 tatch,斑点，标签，记号，来自古英语 tacen,记号，词源同 token. 插入字母 t,比较 bake,batch.词义受 touchy 影响。
- tetchy (adj.)
- "easily irritated," 1592, teachie, in "Romeo & Juliet" I.iii.32; of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English tatch "a mark, quality," derived via Old French from Vulgar Latin *tecca, from a Germanic source akin to Old English tacen (see token).
- 1. He was in a particularly tetchy mood yesterday.
- 2. You always get tetchy when you're hungry.
- 3. She can be a bit tetchy but her bark is worse than her bite.
- 4. But relations between America and Britain in Afghanistan have been tetchy.
- 5. There's no need to be so tetchy ( with me )!
- 何必 ( 跟我 ) 那麽着急!
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