peppery

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Etymology[edit]

pepper +‎ -y

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peppery ‎(comparative pepperier, superlative pepperiest)

  1. Having the taste of pepper.
  2. Having a fiery temperament.
    a peppery old Army major
    • 1884, Princess Ida, by Gilbert & Sullivan
      For I'm a peppery potentate, / Who's little inclined his claim to bate, / To fit the wit of a bit of a chit, / And that's the long and short of it!

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