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Definition of "peppery" [pep•per•y]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peppery" in a sentence
  • "Until then, you can try it on your potatoes, your biscuits, your rice or anything else you want to drown in peppery, creamy delight."
  • "In the new summer movie, Salt, Angelia Jolie delivers what might be called a peppery performance -- sharp, sassy and a little stinging."
  • "But only temporarily, because the depth returns, although when it does, the hints of Mitsouko's trademark buttery powderiness are replaced with what I would describe as peppery powderiness."