zippy

adjective
zip·py | \ ˈzi-pē \
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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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, chicagotribune.com, "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 Bird's dialogue is snappy, and Michael Giacchino's score is as zippy and jazzy as ever. refinery29.com, "The Incredibles 2," 13 June 2018 Two Daimler 100-horsepower engines gave it a zippy cross country speed of almost five mph. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The First Tank-on-Tank Battle Happened 100 Years Ago," 26 Apr. 2018

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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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The first known use of zippy was in 1904

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More Definitions for zippy

zippy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of zippy

: very fast

: appealingly stylish

: having a spicy flavor

zippy

adjective
zip·py | \ ˈzi-pē \
zippier; zippiest

Kids Definition of zippy

1 : speedy zippy cars

2 : full of energy : lively a zippy song

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