zip·​py | \ ˈzi-pē How to pronounce zippy (audio) \
zippier; zippiest

Definition of zippy

: full of zip: such as
a : very quick or speedy a zippy sports car
b : strikingly fresh, lively, or appealing in style zippy clothes

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Examples of zippy in a Sentence

a crowd of zippy children who'd been cooped up all day she just bought a zippy new computer that should enable her to work more efficiently

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First Known Use of zippy

1904, in the meaning defined above

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zip up


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The first known use of zippy was in 1904

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English Language Learners Definition of zippy

: very fast
: appealingly stylish
: having a spicy flavor


zip·​py | \ ˈzi-pē How to pronounce zippy (audio) \
zippier; zippiest

Kids Definition of zippy

1 : speedy zippy cars
2 : full of energy : lively a zippy song

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