Meaning of mardarse in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːdɑːs/


informal Northern English, Midlands English
  • A sulky, petulant, or grumpy person.

    • ‘he is just a mardarse who doesn't like being taken away from his food’


Early 20th century probably originally from dialect marred (from mar), describing a spoilt, overindulged, or badly behaved child, + arse, though in later use frequently associated with mardy arse.