Rude, aloof. Used to describe someone who considers themselves better than others, and treats others as if they aren't even worthy enough to tie his/her shoes.
The surly man rolled his eyes and told me to go away when I asked him for the time.
by Skinny Skin May 25, 2004
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An IT specialist who refuses to help and makes you feel stupid on purpose.
Paul is surly, he won't help me fix my computer's error and keeps insisting it is "operator error".
by ifer March 10, 2005
To exhibit the behavior like that of a dick wad.
Quit being so damn surly!
by ILoveThom'sChickenDance February 04, 2004
A lazy eyed curly haired boy who is grouchy and people call poopy pants!
A surly man is michael spirtos.
by Danismyhero July 10, 2008