Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, containing, or resembling pepper; sharp or pungent in flavor.
  • adj. Vigorously sharp-tempered: a peppery sales clerk.
  • adj. Sharp and stinging in style or content; vivid or fiery: peppery criticism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the taste of pepper.
  • adj. Having a fiery temperament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of pepper; hot; pungent.
  • adj. Fig.: Hot-tempered; passionate; choleric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to pepper; resembling pepper, as in appearance, taste, etc.; sharp; pungent; hot: as, a peppery appearance.
  • Choleric; irritable; warm; passionate; sharp; stinging: as, a peppery disposition; a peppery answer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the piquant burning taste of peppers

Etymologies

pepper +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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