来自 test,陶罐，俚语义头，头颅，-y,形容词后缀。即头脑发热的，莽撞的，易怒的，对应于 heady.
- testy:  Testy means etymologically ‘heady’. It was borrowed from Anglo-Norman testif, a derivative of Old French teste ‘head’ (ancestor of modern French tête). This in turn went back to Latin testa ‘tile, earthenware pot’ (a relative of testum, from which English gets test), which in the post-classical period was used humorously for ‘head’. English acquired testy in the sense ‘headstrong, impetuous’, but by the 16th century it had shifted via ‘impatient’ to ‘irritable’.
- testy (adj.)
- early 15c., "impetuous, rash," altered from Middle English testif "headstrong" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French testif, Old French testu (Modern French têtu) "stubborn, headstrong, obstinate," literally "heady," from teste "head" (see tete). Meaning "easily irritated, irascible" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Testily; testiness.
- 1. Ben's getting a little testy in his old age.
- 2. Jack Pan: Who influenced you in your art testy?
- 潘杰客: 你的艺术品味受到谁的影响?
- 3. They become lamb cropschops Testy once Tasty ones , says Daivd David Johnson.
- 4. As testy sick men when their deaths be near.
- 5. No wonder these people are feeling testy.
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