bitey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bite +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bitey ‎(comparative bitier, superlative bitiest)

  1. (informal) Inclined to bite.
    • 2005, Tom Widdicombe, Be with Your Horse: Getting to the Heart of Horsemanship
      So when someone tells you their little trick for dealing with a bitey horse, just remember that that is what it is — a little trick.
    • 2006, Sean Dooley, The Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time
      It has all the beauty of an idyllic tropical island without any of the nasty, bitey stuff.