adjective, snap·pi·er, snap·pi·est.
- snapping beetle,
- snapping shrimp,
- snapping turtle,
Origin of snappy
Examples from the Web for snappy
“I want Ebola to leave Liberia, so I can go to school,” came the snappy retort deciphered by locals.
Dad bought Mom a snappy convertible back about the time of the Nixon-Kennedy debates.
This is a Joss Whedon production, which means lots of snappy dialogue.‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Premiere Wows (and Puzzles) Us|Allen Barra, Margaret Barra|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But she was magnetic, and I think it was partly her actual voice—the snappy delivery, the distinctive sound.
Twain's sartorial splendor was topped off with a snappy violet bow tie.
Mrs. McLean had a niece visiting her from Scotland, an interesting girl with snappy brown eyes and straight dark hair.Molly Brown's Senior Days|Nell Speed
It was snappy stuff and it helped a lot towards taking my mind off Barry's jazz-style drivin'.Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
In more than one event the Lincolnian snappy and headlong manner was the fruit of study and deliberation.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
I made it snappy, all right; but it was my spine that did most of the snapping.Down the Columbia|Lewis R. Freeman
The snappy work of the Princeton team that day brought victory, and we attributed our success to the Van Rensselaer transport.Football Days|William H. Edwards
adjective -pier or -piest
"quick, energetic," 1825, from snap (v.) + -y (2). Meaning "clever, smart" is from 1871; that of "neat and stylishly elegant" is from 1881. Related: Snappily; snappiness. Command make it snappy attested from 1910.
see under make haste.