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

1720–30; vinegar + -y1 Unabridged
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vinegary (ˈvɪnɪɡərɪ)
1.  containing vinegar; tasting of or like vinegar
2.  bad-tempered, sour, or peevish

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It was some kind of vinegary salad contraption of some sort.
There's certainly satisfaction to be found in a juicy burger accompanied by
  vinegary pickles, or the thick, salty crab dip.
But what made the dish great was the vinegary sauce, which was unanimously
  voted as one of the best tastes of the evening.
Both sweet and vinegary, they are the perfect foil for any other toppings.
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