speedy

[ spee-dee ]
/ ˈspi di /

adjective, speed·i·er, speed·i·est.

characterized by speed; rapid; swift; fast.
coming, given, or arrived at quickly or soon; prompt; not delayed: a speedy recovery.

Nearby words

  1. speedster,
  2. speedwalk,
  3. speedway,
  4. speedwell,
  5. speedwriting,
  6. speel,
  7. speer,
  8. speer, albert,
  9. speir,
  10. speiss

Origin of speedy

First recorded in 1325–75, speedy is from the Middle English word spedy. See speed, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for speedily

speedy

/ (ˈspiːdɪ) /

adjective speedier or speediest

characterized by speed of motion
done or decided without delay; quick
Derived Formsspeedily, adverbspeediness, noun

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Word Origin and History for speedily

speedy

adj.

Old English spedig "prosperous, wealthy;" meaning "moving swiftly" is from late 14c., from speed (n.) + -y (2). Related: Speedily; speediness. Speedy Gonzales, Warner Brothers studios cartoon mouse, debuted in 1953 short directed by Bob McKimson.

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