It became apparent from the very beginning—when a testy Obama said “Let me finish, Lamar!”
Meanawhile, there are headlines about Obama getting “testy” with reporter Brad Watson of WFAA in Dallas.
I've never seen a government official get quite this testy with a reporter.
This was in November 2005, which means he was already a testy fellow two years before the shooting of Rashad Johnson.
He was a testy clock-Nazi, the GOP was surprisingly well-briefed—and the outcome was never in doubt.
"Ay, but there is listening and listening, mistress," was the testy response.
He didn't know it, but she was trying to say she was sorry she had been impatient and testy.
"That's all right, that's all right," was the testy rejoinder.
She was testy too; but this was owing to the neglect she experienced at the hands of her tribe.
There were footsteps on the stairs: then a stumble and a testy word.
c.1500, "impetuous, rash," from Middle English testif "headstrong" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French testif, Old French testu "stubborn," literally "heady," from teste "head," from Late Latin testa "skull," in classical Latin "pot, shell" (see tester (n.2)). Meaning "easily irritated" is first recorded 1520s.