adj. sulk·i·er, sulk·i·est
1. Sullenly aloof or withdrawn, especially in response to having had one's will thwarted.
2. Gloomy; dismal: sulky weather.
n. pl. sulk·ies
A light, open two-wheeled vehicle accommodating only the driver and drawn by one horse, used especially in harness racing.
[Perhaps alteration of obsolete sulke, sluggish, perhaps ultimately from Old English āsolcen, from past participle of āseolcan, to become sluggish. Noun, from its having only one seat .]
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