Definitions

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  • adj. Performing with speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Performing with speed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Performing with speed; expeditious.

Etymologies

Compare French expéditif. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A wild cheer burst from the men, who had clustered in the waist in response to this summons; and the good news of getting round the Cape and having a double allowance of grog proving too much for the majority, the rest of the day was spent in a sort of a grand jollification, the skipper and first-mate ` carrying on 'in the cabin, while the crew made themselves merry in the fo'c's'le, whither an extra bottle or two of rum had been smuggled, having been got out of the steward by the expeditive of a little ` palm oil' and wheedling in about equal proportions.

    The Island Treasure

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