piss and vinegar

noun

sometimes vulgar
: vim, spunk

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piss and vinegar was in 1936

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“Piss and vinegar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piss%20and%20vinegar. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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