snappy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj snappy quick and energetic "a brisk walk in the park","a lively gait","a merry chase","traveling at a rattling rate","a snappy pace","a spanking breeze"
    • adj snappy marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners "a dapper young man","a jaunty red hat"
    • adj snappy apt to speak irritably "a snappish tone of voice"
    • adj snappy pleasantly cold and invigorating "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings","a nipping wind","a nippy fall day","snappy weather"
    • adj snappy smart and fashionable "snappy conversation","some sharp and whipping lines"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Snappy Snappish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snappy Snappish.
    • snappy Having snap or “go.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Snappy inclined to snap: eager to bite: sharp in reply
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Idioms

Make it snappy - To do something quickly: Make it snappy, will you, because I need help right now.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. snappen, to snap; Ger. schnappen.

Usage

In literature:

Now get us on a curve for Mars, an' be snappy about it!
"This World Must Die!" by Horace Brown Fyfe
The sun shone brightly and the air, though snappy and cold, was brisk and fresh.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The home team went through its preliminary work in a snappy, finished way that brought frequent applause from the crowds that thronged the stand.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
Observe the dignity, the snappy walk, the inherent air of command.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
He gave his opinion in his habitual sharp, snappy voice, terse and to the point.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
Then came some fast, snappy practice on both sides.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
People began to comment on the paper as being "snappy" and "up to date"; they called it "breezy" and "wholesome.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
And when she was snappy, they laughed at her and did not mind.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
The parley that followed with the captain was short and snappy.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
Must be pretty snappy.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
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In poetry:

The Hero kissed the willing lass,
The final scene was snappy;
The Villain went to Boston, Mass.,
And everyone was happy.
"Western" by Ellis Parker Butler
"You lousy crooks," the bandit cried; "You're slickly heeled I know;
Come, make it snappy, dump outside your booty in the snow."
The gambling pair went putty pale; they crimped as if with cold.
And heaved upon the icy trail two hefty pokes of gold.
"Black Moran" by Robert W Service

In news:

Snappy Tomato Pizza in Elizabethtown is adding games and attractions as a test for the corporation to see if Snappy Fun Zones should be added in other locations.
Come on, make it snappy .
Into the Wild thrives on snappy dialogue and charming performances.
Snappy Performance and a Great Keyboard.
Breaking In Snappy – Red Camera of Joy.
Snappy Tomato in Union City, TN was the place to be as Windy Waters and Mr Froggy qualified another listener for a trip to Phoenix to meet Taylor Swift.
SpaceClaim's Snappy Return with STL.
There's still time to stock up (but you had better make it snappy .
An El Paso woman says she went to en EBay store, Snappy Auctions, to get help selling her stuff.
Business Continuity / Network Appliance: Snappy Tools.
There's still time to stock up (but you had better make it snappy.
Almost two decades after the splashy birth of USA Today, with its vivid colors and snappy graphics, yesterday's issue introduced a makeover, with pages and sections designed to present a more sober image.
Snappy one-liners abundant , entertaining in 'Sunshine Boys'.
Once upon a time, gymnasts' hair rivaled ballerinas' updos for tightness and precision, locked into place with a thousand snappy clips.
From nose to finish, the wine is crisp and snappy.
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In science:

Ingvar would think they ought to know. (Note: The exclamation point after 60 indicates astonishment, not “factorial” - even Ingvar has his limitations.) The question posed in the title may be short, but it does not have a snappy answer.
What is the Force between Electrons?
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