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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Most people prefer quiet and higher gas mileage to a little zippier acceleration. courant.com, "Car Talk: Mystery overheating may be due to cooling fan," 21 July 2019 Get all the recipes from this issue: This slushy is an anti-inflammatory triple-threat thanks to the tart pineapple, spicy turmeric, and zippy ginger. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "These Are the Simplest Recipes We’ve Published This Year," 16 July 2019 Its zippy chill is the converse of the toddy’s tranquil warmth; its crisp, zingy gin base is the antitheses of the soothing, embracing whiskey. Liza Weisstuch, BostonGlobe.com, "When it’s hot, buckle and make a Bee’s Knees," 15 July 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 The mild-hybrids are zippier, running 0-60 in 6.3 seconds and topping out at 150 mph. Houston Chronicle, "Range Rover Evoque gets added finesse, mild-hybrid versions," 14 June 2019 Edge, for all its zippy performance, wasn't able to gain a sizeable user base and now, as Windows Central reports, Microsoft is planning to put it out of its misery. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google Chrome Is Poised to Swallow the Whole Internet," 4 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of zippy

1904, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near zippy

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zippered

zippo

zippy

zip tie

zip up

ziram

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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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