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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Short, course, or prickly hair from a hog or boar. Also: To behave in a way that shows you are very angry or annoyed

Usage examples (37)
  • Did you know that toothbrushes used to be made of bristle?
  • The Major looked at the Texans with cold contempt—the tone of his voice alone made Call bristle.
  • The most characteristic feature is the long caudal bristle, which is extremely delicate and about two-thirds the length of the body.
  • Herman's "bristle" has nothing to do with what I think. for more
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