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zippy

[zip-ee] /ˈzɪp i/
adjective, zippier, zippiest. Informal.
1.
lively; peppy.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; zip1 + -y1
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Examples from the web for zippy
  • It consumes no gas, releases zero-emissions from its tailpipe, and has lots of high torque for a zippy pick-up on the road.
  • Battery-powered cars are zippy and responsive, and nearly silent without the rattle and roar of pistons.
  • Loading up our precious movie and music libraries was easy enough courtesy of the unit's zippy write speeds.
  • Other apps were noticeably zippy with loading as well.
  • Crappy low-light performance only partially forgiven by the camera's zippy flash.
  • Shallots, garlic and chiles as well as vegetables can give last night's stuffing a zippy makeover.
  • Nissan's zippy electric car should generate lots of buyers.
  • Vans, the sneaker maker, cozies up to teens by building zippy skateboard parks.
  • Darters are zippy little fish that swim along the bottom of streams or lake shallows in short bursts.
  • The graphic shows seven bottles squeezed into the quart zippy.
British Dictionary definitions for zippy

zippy

/ˈzɪpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
(informal) full of energy; lively
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Word Origin and History for zippy
adj.

1904, from zip + -y (2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for zippy

zippy

adjective

Energetic; peppy, zingy: the zippy pacing by Russell

[1904+; fr zip2]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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