Nearby words

  1. acephate,
  2. acequia,
  3. acer,
  4. aceramic,
  5. acerate,
  6. acerbate,
  7. acerbic,
  8. acerbity,
  9. acerola,
  10. acerose

Origin of acerb

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

Examples from the Web for acerb

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

    The Job|Sinclair Lewis