snappish

adjective snap·pish \ ˈsna-pish \

Definition of snappish

1 a : given to curt irritable speech
b : arising from annoyance or irascibility
  • a snappish remark
2 : inclined to bite
  • a snappish dog

snappishly

adverb

snappishness

noun

Examples of snappish in a Sentence

  1. The shoppers were snappish and rude.

  2. I always start feeling snappish whenever I get really hungry.

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First Known Use of snappish

1542

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SNAPPISH Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of snappish for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing irritation


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