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Definition of snappy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (snappier, snappiest)
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  1. 1(of a remark, title, etc.) smart or amusing and short a snappy slogan a snappy answer
  2. 2[usually before noun] (informal) attractive and fashionable a snappy outfit She's a snappy dresser.
  3. 3(of people or their behavior) tending to speak to people in a bad-tempered, impatient way Interruptions make her snappy and nervous.
  4. 4lively; quick a snappy tune
  5. Idioms
    make it snappy (informal)
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    used to tell someone to do something quickly or to hurry Come in, but make it snappy. I have a meeting to go to.
adverb He summarized the speech snappily. snappily dressed “What?” she asked snappily.
noun [uncountable]
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