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snappy

[ snap-ee ]
/ ˈsnæp i /
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adjective, snap·pi·er, snap·pi·est.
apt to snap or bite; snappish, as a dog.
impatient or irritable, as a person or a reply.
snapping or crackling in sound, as a fire.
quick or sudden in action or performance.
Informal. crisp, smart, lively, brisk, etc.: Only snappy people get ahead in this world.
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Idioms about snappy

    make it snappy, Slang. to speed up; hurry.

Origin of snappy

First recorded in 1740–50; snap + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM snappy

snap·pi·ly, adverbsnap·pi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snappy

snappy
/ (ˈsnæpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest
Also: snappish apt to speak sharply or irritably
Also: snappish apt to snap or bite
crackling in sounda snappy fire
brisk, sharp, or chillya snappy pace; snappy weather
smart and fashionablea snappy dresser
make it snappy slang be quick! hurry up!

Derived forms of snappy

snappily, adverbsnappiness, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with snappy

snappy

see under make haste.

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