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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛsti/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛsti

AdjectiveEdit

testy (comparative testier, superlative testiest)

  1. Easily annoyed, irritable.
  2. Marked by impatience or ill humor.
    He made testy remarks.

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