zippy

adjective zip·py \ ˈzi-pē \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of zippy

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

Examples of zippy in a Sentence

  1. a crowd of zippy children who'd been cooped up all day

  2. she just bought a zippy new computer that should enable her to work more efficiently

Recent Examples of zippy from the Web

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First Known Use of zippy

1904


ZIPPY Defined for English Language Learners

zippy

adjective

Definition of zippy for English Language Learners

  • : very fast

  • : appealingly stylish

  • : having a spicy flavor


ZIPPY Defined for Kids

zippy

adjective zip·py \ ˈzi-pē \

Definition of zippy for Students

zippier; zippiest
1 : speedy
  • zippy cars
2 : full of energy : lively
  • a zippy song


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