short-tempered

adjective
short-tem·​pered | \ ˌshȯrt-ˈtem-pərd How to pronounce short-tempered (audio) \

Definition of short-tempered

: having a quick temper

First Known Use of short-tempered

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short-tempered was in 1877

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“Short-tempered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-tempered. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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short-tempered

adjective

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: easily made angry

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