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Definition of "snappy" [snap•py]

  • Informal Lively or energetic; brisk. (adjective)
  • Informal Smart or chic. (adjective)
  • Snappish: a snappy retort. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snappy" in a sentence
  • "Unfortunately I don't quite find the title snappy enough to be memorable, because I find myself referring to this novel as That really good novel called mumblemumble Ghost!"
  • "A lot of guys in snappy hats smoking cigarettes, its like Mad Men in space."
  • "They shift in snappy fashion in automatic mode, and they have manual modes that let the driver work the gears with panache unlikely using a clutch pedal."