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snappy (comparative snappier, superlative snappiest)
- (informal) Rapid and without delay.
- a snappy response
- Make it snappy!(=hurry up)
- (informal) Irritable.
- You're snappy this morning; did you not sleep well?
- (informal) Tidy; well-dressed; sharp.
- Here he is, looking snappy in his brand-new suit.
- 1933, Stella Blum, Everyday Fashion of the Thirties as pictured in Sears Catalogs, published 1986, page 56:
- The niftiest, snappiest slacks you ever saw!
- Chilly, brisk, sharp.
- snappy weather; snappy pace; snappy rejoinder
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- 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: […] .
- Tending to snap or bite
- a snappy dog
- Clever, catchy.
- a snappy motto
- (rapid and without delay): fast, immediate, quick
- (irritable): irritable, peevish, testy, tetchy
- (chilly): parky, nippy
rapid and without delay