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snappish

[snap-ish] /ˈsnæp ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
apt to snap or bite, as a dog.
2.
disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner.
3.
impatiently or irritably sharp; curt:
a snappish reply.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; snap + -ish1
Related forms
snappishly, adverb
snappishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snappishly

snappish

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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