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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Spirited; full of courage, spunk, or energy.
2. Touchy, irritable, or ill-tempered.
From feist, variant of obsolete fist, short for fisting cur, a contemptuous term for a dog, from fist, from Middle English fisten (to break wind). The word fizzle is ultimately derived from the same source. Earliest documented use: 1896.
“When did our national temperament get so feisty, so pugnacious?”
Jim Coyle; Sorry, Canadians Just Aren’t So Nice Anymore; The Toronto Star (Canada); May 29, 2016.
See more usage examples of feisty in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Ethics, decency, and morality are the real soldiers. -Kiran Bedi, police officer and social activist (b. 9 Jun 1949)