Feisty meaning

fīstē
Full of spirit or determination; plucky or spunky.
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Quarrelsome or aggressive.
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Full of spirit.
  • Quarrelsome, aggressive, belligerent, etc.
  • Lively, energetic, assertive, etc.
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The definition of feisty is someone aggressive or lively.

An example of feisty is someone who likes to pick fights with their friends just for fun.

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Belligerent; prepared to stand and fight, especially in spite of relatively small stature or some other disadvantage.
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Easily offended and ready to bicker.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
feisty
Comparative:
feistier
Superlative:
feistiest

Origin of feisty

  • From feist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1896, American, feist (“small, aggressive dog”) +‎ -y; the term feist (now rare) itself originally meant “stink”, and earlier “fart”, from Middle English, from Old English, from Proto-Germanic, presumably from Proto-Indo-European – see feist for details.

    From Wiktionary