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[zip-ee] /ˈzɪp i/
adjective, zippier, zippiest. Informal.
lively; peppy.
Origin of zippy
1915-20; zip1 + -y1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for zippy


adjective -pier, -piest
(informal) full of energy; lively
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Word Origin and History for zippy

1904, from zip + -y (2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for zippy

zip one's lip

verb phrase

To stop talking, esp abruptly and completely; shut up: I just had to zip my mouth and do what I could

[1942+; fr the notion that one has a zipper fastener on one's mouth]

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