testy

adjective tes·ty \ ˈtes-tē \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of testy

testier; testiest
1 : easily annoyed : irritable
2 : marked by impatience or ill humor
  • testy remarks

testily

play \-tə-lē\ adverb

testiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of testy in a Sentence

  1. that coworker would be easier to get along with if she weren't so testy all the time

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Origin and Etymology of testy

Middle English testif, from Anglo-French, headstrong, from teste head — more at 2tester


TESTY Defined for English Language Learners

testy

adjective

Definition of testy for English Language Learners

  • : becoming angry or annoyed easily



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