snappish


snap·pish

adjective \ˈsna-pish\

: feeling or showing irritation

Full Definition of SNAPPISH

1
a :  given to curt irritable speech
b :  arising from annoyance or irascibility <a snappish remark>
2
:  inclined to bite <a snappish dog>
snap·pish·ly adverb
snap·pish·ness noun

Examples of SNAPPISH

  1. The shoppers were snappish and rude.
  2. <I always start feeling snappish whenever I get really hungry.>

First Known Use of SNAPPISH

1542

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