snappish

[ snap-ish ]
/ ˈsnæp ɪʃ /

adjective

apt to snap or bite, as a dog.
disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner.
impatiently or irritably sharp; curt: a snappish reply.

Origin of snappish

First recorded in 1535–45; snap + -ish1
Related formssnap·pish·ly, adverbsnap·pish·ness, noun
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snappish


adj.

"peevish," 1540s, from snap (v.) + -ish. Related: Snappishly; snappishness.

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