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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Tetch"y
See Techy.
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  1. Easily irritated or annoyed

Perhaps coined by Shakespeare. First use in print in 1592 in the form teachie in Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene iii, line 32. It is uncertain what inspired Shakespeare's or possible other prior use. According to some etymologists, from the obsolete noun tetch (“habit”). According to others, from a variant of Scots tache (“blotch, fault”). According to others, from Middle English tatch, tache, tecche, teche (“blemish”), influenced by touchy, from Old French tache, teche (Modern French tache), from Vulgar Latin *tacca, from Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌺𐌽𐍃 (taikns, “sign”) (compare Old English tācen (“sign, token”), Modern English token), from Proto-Indo-European *deik-.

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Past life for Tetchy born May 2, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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