snappy

adjective
snap·​py | \ ˈsna-pē How to pronounce snappy (audio) \
snappier; snappiest

Definition of snappy

2a : quickly made or done a snappy decision
b : marked by vigor or liveliness snappy dialogue
c : briskly cold
d : stylish, smart a snappy dresser

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from snappy

snappily \ ˈsna-​pə-​lē How to pronounce snappily (audio) \ adverb
snappiness \ ˈsna-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce snappiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of snappy in a Sentence

a car with a snappy engine The show is well-acted, and the dialogue is snappy.

Recent Examples on the Web

This is a crisp, summer-weight beer with snappy herbal Europeans hops giving it just enough kick at the end. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Beer is apolitical. Brewers? Not so much," 22 Aug. 2019 The costumes designed by Rebecca Welles are garish and glam, from the snappy hats to the glittery shoes. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Review: Elm Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ a joyous, joke-based stroll in the park," 19 Aug. 2019 Their athleticism and snappy one-touch play had Villa reeling and on the ropes. SI.com, "​Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Cherries Edge Victory," 17 Aug. 2019 His two-hour performance included a few dance steps and some snappy one-liners, mostly about himself. Rob Tannenbaum, New York Times, "Barry Manilow Just Wanted to Write the Songs. He’s Still Singing Them.," 5 Aug. 2019 This has a dehumanizing tendency, creating a world that rewards judgmental, snappy commentary and eliminates nuance. Jacqueline Alnes, Longreads, "On Representations of Disability: A Reading List," 26 July 2019 Rather than sound off against the tabloid, the Daily Mail, the 49-year-old actor responded in a style appropriate for a seasoned sitcom star – with a snappy one-liner. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Matthew Perry posts cheeky joke after claim he's 'disheveled': 'I'm getting a manicure'," 21 June 2019 Director Larry Sousa also re-creates the musical’s snappy style, pacing and lighthearted humor. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Dice’ at North Coast Rep is charming and nostalgic but score needs work," 15 July 2019 The two made a terrific team, with Shaw’s deep research and talent for writing snappy, period-appropriate dialogue and Schlamme’s gift for iconic imagery combining to produce a show where even the rough spots at least look gorgeous. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Manhattan, streaming on Hulu, is one of the best, most unheralded dramas of the 2010s," 12 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'snappy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of snappy

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about snappy

Statistics for snappy

Last Updated

27 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for snappy

The first known use of snappy was in 1746

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for snappy

snappy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of snappy

informal
: exciting or lively
: moving or able to move quickly
: fashionable or stylish

snappy

adjective
snap·​py | \ ˈsna-pē How to pronounce snappy (audio) \
snappier; snappiest

Kids Definition of snappy

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on snappy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for snappy

Spanish Central: Translation of snappy

Nglish: Translation of snappy for Spanish Speakers

Comments on snappy

What made you want to look up snappy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a temporary encampment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!