sorehead

[ sawr-hed, sohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sorehead
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"Don't be a sorehead, Bill, just because you lost," put in Fatty Hendry.

"I know one 'sorehead,'" remarked Ray with a grimace as he felt of his wound.

Hes been sneering and hollering like the sorehead he is, and its sure getting too much for me.

Sorehead: A politician who has reached for something that was not his, and missed.

Obviously he was a sorehead—had some kind of grudge against Stet.

I guess if I had a woman like you I wouldn't be such a sorehead.

And my Jimmie is going to work to get himself promoted and quit being a sorehead at his steady hours and all.

It took the sorehead feeling of wronged genius out of me for good and all.

We say that "knocking" is a sign of the "sorehead" and we sublimate criticism by saying that "every knock is a boost."

As for Rucker, who's waitin' on the table an' packin' in viands from the kitchen, he takes it as sullen as a sorehead dog.

WORD ORIGIN

"mean, discontented person," 1848, American English, from sore (adj.) + head (n.). Especially in 19c. U.S. political slang, a person who is dissatisfied through lack of recognition or reward for party service (1862).

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