zippy

[ zip-ee ]
/ ˈzɪp i /

adjective, zip·pi·er, zip·pi·est. Informal.

lively; peppy.

Nearby words

  1. ziploc,
  2. zipper,
  3. zippered,
  4. zippo,
  5. zipporah,
  6. ziram,
  7. zircalloy,
  8. zircaloy,
  9. zircon,
  10. zirconia

Origin of zippy

First recorded in 1915–20; zip1 + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for zippy

zippy

/ (ˈzɪpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

informal full of energy; lively
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Word Origin and History for zippy

zippy

adj.

1904, from zip + -y (2).

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