vinegary

[ vin-i-guh-ree ]
/ ˈvɪn ɪ gə ri /

adjective

of the nature of or resembling vinegar; sour; acid: a vinegary taste.
having a disagreeable character or manner; crabbed; ill-tempered: a vinegary person.

Nearby words

  1. vinegar fly,
  2. vinegarette,
  3. vinegarish,
  4. vinegarroon,
  5. vinegarweed,
  6. vineland,
  7. vinery,
  8. vineyard,
  9. vineyardist,
  10. vingt-et-un

Origin of vinegary

First recorded in 1720–30; vinegar + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for vinegary

vinegary

/ (ˈvɪnɪɡərɪ) /

adjective

containing vinegar; tasting of or like vinegar
bad-tempered, sour, or peevish
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