snappy ADJECTIVE (snappier, snappiest) informal 1) irritable and sharp. 2) cleverly concise. 3) neat and stylish: a snappy dresser.
make it snappy — Cf. ↑make it snappy
DERIVATIVES snappily adverb.

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