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

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
Recent Examples on the Web And, despite being down on power compared to the EQB 350, the EQB 300 feels quick and zippy around town and plenty strong for passing at highway speeds. Michael Harley, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Portugal’s vinho verde does just that, with relatively low alcohol, high acidity and zippy effervescence. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 The high acidity in Vermentino grapes is responsible for the refreshing zesty and zippy character that can often be found in unoaked Vermentino wines from Sardinia. Liz Thach, Forbes, 30 June 2022 My best advice for corporate leaders is to skip the Juneteenth merchandising efforts and zippy social media campaigns and focus on the gaps that exist in your sphere of influence. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 17 June 2022 Of which there is quite a lot, in keeping with the zippy, high-energy Pixar brand. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2022 These figures are a clue about how powerful and zippy a bike will feel in each mode. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 30 Aug. 2020 The mouse still has zippy clicks without the noise to prove it. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 24 May 2022 This zippy blend of vidal blanc and cayuga white, with a splash of riesling, delivers a lot of delicious fun for the price. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of zippy

1904, in the meaning defined above

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15 Aug 2022

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More Definitions for zippy


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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