(adj) Irritable, nitpicky with comments. Behavior often characterized by sarcasm which is intended as wit but often construed as verbal abuse. Origin unknown as this descriptor has little to do with the actual animal.
A - “What are those? Pajamas? Why would you wear them to work? They’ve got fish all over them?”
B - “What’s got you so owly today?”
OUT OF SORTS GRUMPY
Used widely in Nova Scotia
When my mother called me to get up and
get ready for school, I yelled "do you have to be so loud." She said "oh, feeling owly this morning, are we".
Good, awesome, delicious.
David is so owly when he sings in the shower.
cranky, unco-operative, negative; Synonyms: abusive, annoying, bad-tempered, beastly, bitchy, critical, cruel, despicable, disagreeable, distasteful, evil, fierce, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, ornery, owly, ruthless, sarcastic, sordid, spiteful, squalid, unkind, unpleasant, vicious, vile, wicked
It is not fun to be around owly people.
adj: Being recoginized for the coolness, wiseness, smartness, and beauty of an Owl
Owls are Owly