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snappy

[snap-ee] /ˈsnæp i/
adjective, snappier, snappiest.
1.
apt to snap or bite; snappish, as a dog.
2.
impatient or irritable, as a person or a reply.
3.
snapping or crackling in sound, as a fire.
4.
quick or sudden in action or performance.
5.
Informal. crisp, smart, lively, brisk, etc.:
Only snappy people get ahead in this world.
Idioms
6.
make it snappy, Slang. to speed up; hurry.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; snap + -y1
Related forms
snappily, adverb
snappiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snappily

snappy

/ˈsnæpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
Also snappish. apt to speak sharply or irritably
2.
Also snappish. apt to snap or bite
3.
crackling in sound: a snappy fire
4.
brisk, sharp, or chilly: a snappy pace, snappy weather
5.
smart and fashionable: a snappy dresser
6.
(slang) make it snappy, be quick! hurry up!
Derived Forms
snappily, adverb
snappiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snappily

snappy

adj.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snappily

snapper

noun

The point or risible climax of a story or joke; punch line, zinger: With Neil Simon's vaudeville snappers what matters is that they come on schedule/ The final snapper was that Lubben never got his income tax paid by his ex-partners, either

Related Terms

bronco buster

[1857+; fr snapper, ''a cracker on the end of a whip,'' found by 1817]


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Idioms and Phrases with snappily

snappy

see under make haste
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