mettlesome

[met-l-suh m]

adjective

spirited; courageous.

Nearby words

  1. metternich, prince clemens von,
  2. metteur en scène,
  3. mettie,
  4. mettle,
  5. mettled,
  6. metuchen,
  7. metyrapone,
  8. metz,
  9. meu,
  10. meum et tuum

Origin of mettlesome

First recorded in 1655–65; mettle + -some1

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Word Origin and History for mettlesome

mettlesome

adj.

1660s, from mettle + -some (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper