zip·​py ˈzi-pē How to pronounce zippy (audio)
zippier; zippiest
: full of zip: such as
: very quick or speedy
a zippy sports car
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zippy was in 1904

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“Zippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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zip·​py ˈzip-ē How to pronounce zippy (audio)
zippier; zippiest
: full of zip : brisk, snappy

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