peppery

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adjective pep·pery \ˈpe-p(ə-)rē\

Definition of peppery

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper :  hot, pungent <a peppery taste>

  2. 2 :  having a hot temper :  touchy <a peppery boss>

  3. 3 :  fiery, stinging <a peppery satire>

pepperiness

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of peppery in a sentence

  1. She's a peppery, outspoken woman.

  2. <the author of several peppery diatribes on religious intolerance>

1610

First Known Use of peppery

1610


PEPPERY Defined for English Language Learners

peppery

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adjective pep·pery \ˈpe-p(ə-)rē\

Definition of peppery for English Language Learners

  • : containing pepper or having the qualities of pepper

  • : having a lively, aggressive, or somewhat shocking quality



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