Testy Definition

tĕstē
testier, testiest
adjective
testier, testiest
Irritable; touchy; peevish.
Webster's New World

Marked by impatience or ill humor.

He made testy remarks.
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Other Word Forms of Testy

Adjective

Base Form:
testy
Comparative:
testier
Superlative:
testiest

Origin of Testy

  • Alteration of Middle English testif headstrong alteration (influenced by Middle English -if) (variant of -ive -ive) (as in natif native) of Old French testu from Old French teste head from Late Latin testa skull teston

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

  • Middle English testif (“headstrong"), from Old French testu, from teste (“head") + -u. Compare modern French tête (“head"), têtu (“stubborn").

    From Wiktionary

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