Definitions

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  • adj. Tasting somewhat like vinegar.
  • adj. acerbic, bitter

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like vinegar; hence, sour; sharp.

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

  • adj. having a sour disposition; ill-tempered
  • adj. tasting or smelling like vinegar

Etymologies

vinegar +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "It does taste vaguely vinegarish," Patrick conceded.

    The readers' room: What you thought of G2 this week

  • I could smell him now, vinegarish, hormonally charged.

    Excerpt: Monster by Jonathan Kellerman

  • We dote upon vinegarish old maids, self - righteous men, and canting women when they are exposed by narrative art, and especially when poetic justice wrecks them.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism

  • Believe me, Anastasia, the most vinegarish prude could never object to Lady

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • He maintained an elm-shaded residence on Front Street, presided over by an ancient housekeeper, of certain and gusty disposition, who had guided his first toddling steps and grieved with him for childhood's insupportable wrongs, and whose vinegarish disapprovals were still feared by Mitchell; it was for her praise or blame that his overt walk and conversation were austere and godly, his less laudable activities so mole-like.

    Copper Streak Trail

  • Like Winthorpe's, his blood was black and icy and vinegarish.

    My Friend Prospero

  • Hannan keeps presenting new and interesting views of how this whole nationhood and union fit together, he has a suitably vinegarish tongue for most subjects, except for Peter Hain where his familiarity with the oil stain shows through.

    Libertarian Blog Place

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