adjective, snap·pi·er, snap·pi·est.
- apt to snap or bite; snappish, as a dog.
- impatient or irritable, as a person or a reply.
- snapping or crackling in sound, as a fire.
- quick or sudden in action or performance.
- Informal. crisp, smart, lively, brisk, etc.: Only snappy people get ahead in this world.
- make it snappy, Slang. to speed up; hurry.
adjective -pier or -piest
- Also: snappish apt to speak sharply or irritably
- Also: snappish apt to snap or bite
- crackling in sounda snappy fire
- brisk, sharp, or chillya snappy pace; snappy weather
- smart and fashionablea snappy dresser
- make it snappy slang be quick! hurry up!
adj.“quick, energetic,” 1825, from snap (v.) + -y (2). Meaning “clever, smart” is from 1871; that of “neat and stylishly elegant” is from 1881. Related: Snappily; snappiness. Command make it snappy attested from 1910. see make haste. see under make haste.