snappy

adjective snap·py \ ˈsna-pē \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of snappy

snappier; snappiest
1 :snappish 1
2 a :quickly made or done
  • a snappy decision
b :marked by vigor or liveliness
  • snappy dialogue
c :briskly cold
d :stylish, smart
  • a snappy dresser

snappily

play \ˈsna-pə-lē\ adverb

snappiness

play \ˈsna-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of snappy in a Sentence

  1. a car with a snappy engine

  2. The show is well-acted, and the dialogue is snappy.

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First Known Use of snappy

1746



SNAPPY Defined for English Language Learners

snappy

adjective

Definition of snappy for English Language Learners

  • : exciting or lively

  • : moving or able to move quickly

  • : fashionable or stylish


SNAPPY Defined for Kids

snappy

adjective snap·py \ ˈsna-pē \

Definition of snappy for Students

snappier; snappiest
1 :full of life :lively
  • snappy colors
2 :briskly cold :chilly
3 :1quick 1
  • Come here, and make it snappy.
4 :stylish, smart
  • a snappy dresser
5 :clever and funny
  • a snappy remark


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