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surly (adj.) 1570s, "haughty, imperious," alteration of Middle English sirly "lordly, [...]


Mochdre, Conwy
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surly (adj.)

1570s, "haughty, imperious," alteration of Middle English sirly "lordly, imperious" (14c.), literally "like a sir,"

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