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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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,, "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 As a work of zippy, kinetic filmmaking, Incredibles 2 is an improvement on the brilliant original, finding delightful new ways to have its family of superheroes fight crime and work together on a grander canvas than before. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Incredibles 2 Is an Exhilarating Ride," 13 June 2018 Today, French drone manufacturer Parrot announced the Anafi, a lightweight (0.7 pounds), zippy (34 mph), and relatively affordable ($699.99) drone that folds into a slender, packable, and, transportable rectangle. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Parrot's New Super-Lightweight Anafi Drone Might Be Ideal for the Casual Vacationer," 6 June 2018 The lemon, orange and cranberry bring the zippy flavors while the sparkling water adds the bubbles that give this punch its festive flair. The Courier-Journal, "Make an easy, breezy summer cocktail for a crowd and get back to the party," 25 June 2018 Plum, smoke, leather, tobacco leaf, cola and black pepper gave way to a zippy spice on the finish of this Old Mission Peninsula wine. Michael Austin,, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 This slushy is an anti-inflammatory triple-threat thanks to the tart pineapple, spicy turmeric, and zippy ginger. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Inflammation-Busting Pineapple Slushy," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of zippy

1904, in the meaning defined above

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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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