Meaning of “tetchy” in the English Dictionary

"tetchy" in British English

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tetchyadjective

uk /ˈtetʃ.i/ us /ˈtetʃ.i/
tetchily
adverb uk /ˈtetʃ.əl.i/ us /ˈtetʃ.əl.i/
tetchiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtetʃ.i.nəs/ us /ˈtetʃ.i.nəs/

(Definition of “tetchy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)