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From obstropulous, obsolete slang for obstreperous.
Perhaps alteration of obstreperous
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
A loose collective of unpaid, unloved contributors led by stroppy social misfit Lester Haines.
It's no wonder that the kids grow up abusive, stroppy, slow learners, and disrespectful of authority!
Why Dee fans should be so stroppy with each other I have no idea.
Unfortunately Morphy didn't think so, and he got quite stroppy as we took a stranglehold of the Universe.
He argued that Timothy needed some ammunition in dealing with some very stroppy people in the church at Ephesus.
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