short-tempered

adjective

short-tem·​pered ˌshȯrt-ˈtem-pərd How to pronounce short-tempered (audio)
: having a quick temper

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

short-tempered

adjective
short-tem·​pered
ˈshȯrt-ˈtem-pərd
: easily angered
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