from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Lively or energetic; brisk.
  • adj. Informal Smart or chic.
  • adj. Snappish: a snappy retort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. rapid and without delay
  • adj. irritable
  • adj. Tidy; well-dressed; sharp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Snappish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Snappish.
  • Having snap or “go.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. smart and fashionable
  • adj. quick and energetic
  • adj. pleasantly cold and invigorating
  • adj. apt to speak irritably
  • adj. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners


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