from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the taste, smell, or nature of vinegar.
  • adj. Unpleasant and irascible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. sour, like vinegar
  • adj. acerbic, bitter
  • adj. of a liquid, having turned partially or fully to vinegar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the nature of vinegar; sour; unamiable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Figuratively, sharp; sour-tempered.
  • Having the character of vinegar; hence, sour; crabbed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a sour disposition; ill-tempered
  • adj. tasting or smelling like vinegar


vinegar +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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