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salty (2)

adjective; derivation inherited derivation
feeling annoyed or agitated; bitter
 
This term originates from the phrase "to jump salty" which appeared in U.S. Nautical slang in the 1920s to describe ‘a tough, aggressive sailor.’ By 1938, the usage of this phrase had expanded into everyday American speech to mean ‘to unexpectedly become angry, irritated or hostile.’ Over time, salty has lost its aggressive meaning and has shifted to now mean annoyed or agitated. It is used to express annoyance and bitterness towards a situation or person. It is most commonly used among teenagers and those that use social media. http://www.oed.com.ezproxy.rice.edu/view/Entry/170227?rskey=XBzyb3&result=1#eid
Source : "Ezekiel Elliott Jokingly Posts Salty Tweet After Derrick Henry Gets 46 Carries" -Bleacher Report (Nov 28, 2015)
Last modified: 12 December 2015


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