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

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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.

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My companion ordered a tangy, sauerkraut-dripping Reuben sandwich on local sourdough and jackfruit tacos with snappy jalapeño aioli to go. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 The new calls, some for the same old concepts, are quick and snappy. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Lamar Jackson is still make-or-break gamble at QB for Ravens," 13 June 2019 Her snappy patter notwithstanding, Newbury is a complex character as well, revealing a more human side in her relationship with low-key husband Walter Lovell (a letter-perfect John Lithgow), an individual who is honest with her no matter what. Kenneth Turan, latimes.com, "Review: Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson make ‘Late Night’ a great night," 4 June 2019 For a glamorous evening reception at Frogmore house, Meghan changed into a second look by Stella McCartney and Prince Harry swapped his military uniform for a snappy tux. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Relationship," 8 May 2019 Forget any associations with matronly librarians and think instead of the snappy, confident clack of the heel meeting the ground and announcing its wearer’s arrival. Vogue, "The Slingback Heel Is Making a Comeback," 14 Apr. 2019 Jacket, $3,250, 212-980-7961 Photo: David Chow for the Wall Street Journal Styling by Anne Cardenas Max Mara is a master of the modern coat, and this snappy pea from its Weekend line evokes midwinter sunshine. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat," 11 Jan. 2019 Aim not for a mushy mush, but rather a textured mush—some of it smooth mashed potatoes, and the rest somewhere in between, like pieces of onion and snappy peas. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "How to: Thanksgiving Leftover Tips from Culinary Stars," 16 Nov. 2015 While some see a snappy, feel-good buddy movie, others see an outdated and inauthentic set-up that trades on racial stereotypes. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race," 20 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of snappy

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

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