sulk|y

sulk|y
sulk|y1 «SUHL kee», adjective, sulk|i|er, sulk|i|est.
1. silent because of bad humor; sullen: »

She gets sulky and won't play if she can't be leader.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under sullen. (Cf.sullen)
2. showing bad humor: »

a sulky silence.

[origin uncertain. Compare Old English āsolcen lazy, past participle of āseolcan become relaxed, languid.]
sulk|y2 «SUHL kee», noun, plural sulk|ies, adjective.
–n.
a very light carriage with two wheels, sometimes without a body, for one person. A sulky is pulled by one horse, and is now commonly used in harness races.
–adj.
(of farming equipment) having a seat for the driver: »

a sulky plow.

[probably related to sulky1 (because the rider is alone)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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