speedy

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From Middle English spedi, from Old English spēdiġ (having good speed, lucky, prosperous; having means, wealthy, opulent, rich in material wealth; rich in, abounding in, abundant, plenteous, copious; powerful), from Proto-Germanic *spōdigaz (successful, hurried), equivalent to speed +‎ -y. Cognate with Scots spedie (speedy), Dutch spoedig (speedy, swift, rapid, quick), German sputig, spudig (industrious, speedy).

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speedy (comparative speedier, superlative speediest)

  1. rapid; swift

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