snappy

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snappy (comparative snappier, superlative snappiest)

  1. (informal) Rapid and without delay.
    a snappy response
    Make it snappy! (=hurry up)
  2. (informal) Irritable.
    You're snappy this morning; did you not sleep well?
  3. (informal) Tidy; well-dressed; sharp.
    Here he is, looking snappy in his brand-new suit.
  4. Chilly, brisk, sharp.
    snappy weather;   snappy pace;   snappy rejoinder
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet: [] .

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