Definitions for viperish

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•perˈvaɪ pər(n.)

  1. any venomous snake of the cosmopolitan family Viperidae, characterized by a pair of hollow fangs that can be erected for biting and injecting venom: includes the adders, puff adders, and pit vipers.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

  2. any of various other venomous or supposedly venomous snakes.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

  3. a malignant, spiteful, or treacherous person.

Origin of viper:

1520–30; < L vīpera, haplological var. of *vīvipera, n. use of fem. of *vīviper, later (as re-formation) vīviparusviviparous

vi′per•ish(adj.)

Wiktionary

  1. viperish(Adjective)

    In the manner of a viper.

  2. viperish(Adjective)

    spiteful; treacherous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viperish(adj)

    somewhat like a viper; viperous

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