The definition of sulky is someone or something that is gloomy or withdrawn.(adjective)
An example of sulky is the sad look on a dog's face after it's been scolded for getting into the trash.
See sulky in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < OE -solcen (in comp.), idle, sluggish, pp. of -seolcan, to become slack < IE base *selĝ-, to let go, let loose > Sans sarjati, (he) releases
noun pl. sulkies
Origin: prob. < sulkythe , in the sense of keeping aloof, because the vehicle seats only one person
See sulky in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective sulk·i·er, sulk·i·est
Origin: Perhaps alteration of obsolete sulke, sluggish
Origin: , perhaps ultimately from Old English āsolcen
Origin: , from past participle of āseolcan, to become sluggish.
noun pl. sulk·ies
Origin: From sulky1 (from its having only one seat).
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