vi·​per·​ish ˈvī-p(ə-)rish How to pronounce viperish (audio)
: spitefully vituperative : venomous

Examples of viperish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, Queen Elizabeth (Heather Alicia Simms) and ex-queen Margaret (a scene-stealing Sharon Washington) are tart and viperish with each other, wonderful at torquing Shakespeare’s iambs to sound utterly contemporary. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 11 July 2022 The progress of their romance is complicated by her pregnancy, a shotgun marriage and life under the eye of Ingrid’s snobbish, viperish mother (Thora Hird). Stephen Holden, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of viperish was in 1755

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“Viperish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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