Origin of acerb

1650–60; < Latin acerbus; see acerbic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for acerb

acerbic, acetous, acid, acidulous, acrid, bitter, harsh, sharp, tangy, tart

Examples from the Web for acerb

Historical Examples of acerb

  • She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “Why not?”

    The Job

    Sinclair Lewis