acerb


acerb

adjective \ə-ˈsərb, a-\

Definition of ACERB

:  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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