peppery

adjective pep·pery \ ˈpe-p(ə-)rē \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of peppery

1 : of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper : hot, pungent
  • a peppery taste
2 : having a hot temper : touchy
  • a peppery boss
3 : fiery, stinging
  • a peppery satire

pepperiness

play \ˈpe-p(ə-)rē-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

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First Known Use of peppery

1610


PEPPERY Defined for English Language Learners

peppery

adjective

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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