An example of feisty is someone who likes to pick fights with their friends just for fun.
- quarrelsome, aggressive, belligerent, etc.
- lively, energetic, assertive, etc.
Origin of feistyfeist + -y
- Full of spirit or determination; plucky or spunky: “Feisty, smart, and courageous child protagonists &ellipsis; populate [her] fictional world” (Carolyn L. Shute). See Note at andiron.
- Quarrelsome or aggressive: “A bunch of guys got tipsy &ellipsis; One of them got feisty and starting swinging punches at the others” (Didi Emmons).
Origin of feistyFrom feist.
(comparative feistier or more feisty, superlative feistiest or most feisty)