adjective, snappier, snappiest.
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.
make it snappy, Slang. to speed up; hurry.

1740–50; snap + -y1

snappily, adverb
snappiness, noun Unabridged
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snappy (ˈsnæpɪ)
adj , -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!

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see under make haste.

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Example sentences
There's no evidence to suggest that there's any more to it than that people get
  snappy when they're hungry.
Please don't concern yourself with a snappy response.
What she has in mind is a big tent, one that doesn't exclude fancy toys or
  snappy musical productions.
It's the kind of snappy response you'd expect from a for-profit college.
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