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acerb

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adjective \ə-ˈsərb, a-\

Definition of acerb

  1. :  acerbic <acerb humor>



Examples of acerb

  1. <a professor with a rather acerb sense of humor>



Origin of acerb

French or Latin; French acerbe, from Latin acerbus; akin to Latin acer sharp — more at edge


First Known Use: 1853



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