- lively; peppy.
Origin of zippy
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Examples from the Web for zippy
I was still chewin' over that zippy roast Aunty had handed me.Torchy, Private Sec.
Course, it's me with my heels together doin' the zippy salute.Torchy and Vee
Nothing like a good serial to keep a fellow young and zippy.Quarter-Back Bates
Ralph Henry Barbour
But do you think that the big man Harvey really is our Zippy's father?Perlycross
R. D. Blackmore
Zippy was not always so wicked as this, even after he had to be chained up; but he was very mischievous.
- informal full of energy; lively
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Word Origin and History for zippy
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