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2 definitions by reader

 
1.
Flustered and pompus, like you would be if someone asked you a question you find incredibly offensive. Happens a lot with teachers and snobby upperclassmen.

Another British bit of fun. Used in "Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". See snogging.
I asked Mrs. Wenger if she was PMSing, and she got all shirty with me.
by reader June 16, 2004
 
2.
An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.
At dinner the other night, my date listed the calorie count of the main entrees, raising an eyebrow at my chicken Alfredo selection after he had ordered a salad. I saw him check his reflection in the silver water pitcher three times. During dessert, he looked deeply into my eyes and told me he thought what we have together is very special. It was our third date.

It was then that I realized why my dating life has been as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle since I arrived in Washington. This city, unlike any other place I've lived, is a haven for the metrosexual. A metrosexual, in case you didn't catch any of several newspaper articles about this developing phenomenon (or the recent "South Park" episode on Comedy Central), is a straight man who styles his hair using three different products (and actually calls them "products"), loves clothes and the very act of shopping for them, and describes himself as sensitive and romantic. In other words, he is a man who seems stereotypically gay except when it comes to sexual orientation.
by reader March 21, 2004