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zappy

[zap-ee] /ˈzæp i/
adjective, zappier, zappiest. Informal.
1.
energetic, lively, or fast-moving; zippy.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; zap + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for zappy

zappy

/ˈzæpɪ/
adjective zappier, zappiest
1.
(slang) full of energy; snappy; zippy
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Slang definitions & phrases for zappy

zap

interjection

An exclamation imitating sudden impact; wham: It's a gradual thing. It ain't zap, you're healed (1929+)

noun

Vitality; force; pizzazz, zip (1968+)

verb
  1. To kill or disable; strike violently; clobber, waste: Sitcom Zaps Boardroom Bozos (1942+)
  2. To administer electroshock therapy (1980s+ Medical)
  3. To cook or heat in a microwave oven; nuke: Zap one minute, open the microwave door, stir and break up the meat pieces with a fork (1990s+)

[fr the echoic word used to convey the sound of a ray gun in the comic strip ''Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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