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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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Adjective for something that definitely wasn't lame, but not quite "hot". In other words, slightly below being hot, therefore warm, like a nice pair of mittens.
"How were things at the club last night?"

"Plenty to drink, but the music was no good. I guess shit was mittens."
by 122445 May 14, 2006
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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
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To exhibit the behavior like that of a dick wad.
Quit being so damn surly!
by JenThe80'sFan February 04, 2004
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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
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