zippy

adjective
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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For instance, the upholstered versions from the Inside are available in an array of zippy prints, including classic ones from Scalamandre, and could just as easily serve as a backdrop for a sofa or a headboard for a bed. Michelle Brunner, Twin Cities, "Room dividers — and all their old-Hollywood charm — are back," 15 June 2019 Try the Caliente Churro from Senor Buzz Churros on Pixar Pier for a zippier take on cinnamon sugar. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Plan a Trip to Disneyland," 14 June 2019 While a serene color scheme of blues, whites and grays provides the backdrop for most of the house, Lester incorporated a few zippy hits of color, like the tomato-red backgammon table off of the living room, or the chartreuse downstairs bedroom. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "See How Gray Malin Turned a Fixer-Upper Into a Dreamy Lake House," 18 June 2019 For instance, the upholstered versions from the Inside are available in an array of zippy prints, including classic ones from Scalamandre, and could just as easily serve as a backdrop for a sofa or a headboard for a bed. Michelle Brunner, Twin Cities, "Room dividers — and all their old-Hollywood charm — are back," 15 June 2019 For instance, the upholstered versions from the Inside are available in an array of zippy prints, including classic ones from Scalamandre, and could just as easily serve as a backdrop for a sofa or a headboard for a bed. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, "Decorative room dividers make an elegant comeback," 11 June 2019 The richness of the Sicilian amaro and brown sugar are countered by citrus, giving way to a hint of roasted coffee with a zippy finish of anise and aromatic bitters. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Holiday Punch Recipes That Will *Make* Your Next Party," 23 Nov. 2016 Txakoli is the crisp, zippy (mostly) white wine from the Basque region of Spain, while Tokaji is the legendary, nectar-like dessert wine from Hungary. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Don't know Meritage from pinotage? Duero from Douro? We're here to help," 21 June 2018 Even such modest power stats are enough to make the little Corolla feel nimble and zippy, ready to sneak into small spaces on the parkway and bring a some joy into your life. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "They Made the Toyota Corolla Cool," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of zippy

1904, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near zippy

zipper

zippered

zippo

zippy

zip tie

zip up

ziram

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The first known use of zippy was in 1904

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zippy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of zippy

informal
: very fast
: appealingly stylish
: having a spicy flavor

zippy

adjective
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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