- To sulk is to be aloof or withdrawn or to show signs of being in a bad temper.
When you sit around pouting after you have lost a game, this is an example of to sulk.
Origin of sulkback-formation ; from sulky
- a sulky mood or statealso the sulks
- a sulky person
intransitive verbsulked, sulk·ing, sulks
Origin of sulkBack-formation from sulky.
- a state of sulking.
(third-person singular simple present sulks, present participle sulking, simple past and past participle sulked)
- to express ill humor or offense by remaining sullenly silent or withdrawn.
- A furrow.