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
Recent Examples on the Web From a classic red, white, and blue American flag cake to a zippy citrus upside-down cake that's popping with color, these cakes make the sweetest standouts. Erin Alexander, TheWeek, "21 cakes to celebrate with this summer," 20 June 2020 That means fast pairing with Apple devices and a less magical but still zippy experience with Android. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 16 June 2020 Using mustard to adhere the bread crumbs streamlined the dredging process and added a zippy flavor that complemented the wine, as did a few cloves of thinly sliced garlic. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Wine-Braised Chicken With Mushrooms," 11 June 2020 Tasting notes Dewey’s Vermentino Barsotti Vineyard El Dorado County 2018 ($27, 13%): This tense wine is both zippy and creamy, with vivid notes of lemon verbena, sea salt, fresh cotton and creme fraiche. Esther Mobley,, "Dewey’s Wines, a new San Francisco label, embraces wines that are ‘a little askew’," 13 May 2020 Even Boba Guys’ basic tea blend is fairly nerdy: a mix of Assam, Ceylon and Yunnan black tea leaves that took weeks for Chau and Chen to land on in the search for a zippy, powerful yet mellow mix. Janelle Bitker,, "Cookbook from San Francisco’s Boba Guys dives deep into boba drinks," 22 May 2020 The classic Provençal combination of eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes comes home to Texas in these zippy skewers. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Tex-Mex Ratatouille Skewers," 20 May 2020 One top Silicon Valley venture firm, Sequoia Capital, has invested in three zippy companies: Züm, Xoom and Zoom. Erin Griffith, New York Times, "Zoom, Xoom, Züm: Why Does Every Start-Up Sound Fast Now?," 7 May 2020 The show, starring Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope, ultimately split critics, but has since become a cult favorite, a prototype that highlighted Murphy's passion for camp, zippy dialogue, and criticism of society's pecking order. Kaitlin Reilly,, "Hollywood Is Ryan Murphy’s Response To Years Of The Industry’s Homophobia," 1 May 2020

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First Known Use of zippy

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zippy was in 1904

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27 Jun 2020

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“Zippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce zippy (audio)

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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