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.

Recent Examples of snappish from the Web

  • The Marines who had volunteered for the body details were overworked and became snappish, ripping packs off of corpses angrily, cutting gear away with bayonets, heaving bodies into the green bags.

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First Known Use of snappish

1542


SNAPPISH Defined for English Language Learners

snappish

adjective

Definition of snappish for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing irritation


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