Someone who is confident, self assured, and capable. This person is also wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. Always up to something. Likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
People see them as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.
Lastly, they are a free spirit, unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
That Mardy is a handful.
Grumpy. Surly. Like a moaning child who doesn't get his way.
stop being mardy and make me some toast
A word popularly used in the Nottingham/East midlands area of england. Words with a similar meaning include: stroppy, moody, sulky, grumpy, childish etc.
1) Oh, stop being so mardy!
2) Ooh look at her, she's in a right mardy!
Regional slang assumed to be derived from 'Moody' originating from Derby, and over recent years having gradually become more commonly used as far south as Northamptonshire and as far north as Manchester (in many episodes of Coronation Street for example).
It is used most widely to describe children when they are having a tantrum or an adult who is sulking when not getting their own way. It describes a person who is feeling sorry for themselves or is crying shallow, crocodile tears.
This fantastic adjective has risen to more widespread fame in recent times thanks to those lovely lads from Sheffield, the Arctic Monkeys who wrote a song called Mardy Bum about a girl who was really mardy. Now all those southern softies have latched onto this fantastic word, it won't be long before we are hearing Peggy Mitchell behind the bar of the Queen Vic calling Billy a 'Mard Arse'.
In Derby, where the word originates from, it is very common to hear people calling others 'Mard Arse'. 'Stop bein such a mard arse!' meaning 'Stop being so moody, childish, grumpy, etc'.
The word is also used commonly in playground banter. Rhymes such as 'Mardy Mardy Mustard, You Can't Eat Your Custard, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah!' were commonplace in Derby schools during the 1980s.
What is so wonderful about this word is that it has a whole meaning of its own and even though assumed to be derived from 'moody' it is not quite the same.
It is therefore of interest to know that the Chinese have a word that has exactly the same meaning as 'Mardy', therefore, it should be accepted into the Oxford English dictionary as a recognised word.
A word used commonly in the Ilkeston - Heanor area of Derbyshire meaning the person is a 'cry-baby' or scared to attempt something.
*Childish, easily upset, cowardly - a word restricted to an area between Leicestershire in the South and South Lancashire/South Yorkshire in the North.
( 'Ey Up Mi Duck' The dialect of Derbyshire and the East Midlands - Richard Scullins & John Titford - Countryside Books. Published 2000 ISBN 1 85306 658 3
'Gi' over scrating thee mardy sod'
(Stop crying you childish person)
Childish, sulky. Easily upset and wants their own way all the time.
Mainly from the East Midlands although it does appear to have some use in the Manchester area.
Shurrup and stop being mardy!
Moody. Someone who is grumpy, moody and generally irritable. Can be used as an adjective. However one can be IN a mardy.
Lucy is in such a mardy!
John is a right mardy old trout!
A dialect word originating from Derby and Sheffield
a) Adjective used to describe a moody or grumpy person
b) Can also be used as 'mard' as a noun to describe someone who is currently in a mood
c) Someone who is reguarly mardy can be described as a mardy bum or mardy arse
"Lucy had a go at me for nothing today. She's so mardy at the moment!"
"Tom's in a mard with me because I called his mum a slag"
"Jenny never stops complaining - she's such a mardy bum!"