spit and vinegar

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spit and vinegar

US, informal
: strength and energy
  • She's 80 years old but still full of spit and vinegar.

Word by Word Definitions

spit play
  1. : a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire

  2. : a small point of land especially of sand or gravel running into a body of water

  1. : to fix on or as if on a spit : impale

  1. : to eject (something) from the mouth : expectorate

  2. : to express (unpleasant or malicious feelings) by or as if by spitting

  3. : to utter with a spitting sound or scornful expression

  1. : spittle, saliva

  2. : the act or an instance of spitting

  3. : a frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs

vinegar play
  1. : a sour liquid obtained by fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids and used as a condiment or preservative

  2. : ill humor : sourness

  3. : vim


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