adjective \ˈtes-tē\

: becoming angry or annoyed easily


Full Definition of TESTY

:  easily annoyed :  irritable
:  marked by impatience or ill humor <testy remarks>
tes·ti·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
tes·ti·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of TESTY

  1. <that coworker would be easier to get along with if she weren't so testy all the time>

Origin of TESTY

Middle English testif, from Anglo-French, headstrong, from teste head — more at tester
First Known Use: 1523

Rhymes with TESTY


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