Snappy /ˈsna-pē/ adj.
Definition: The word snappy is an adjective we use in the English language to describe a person’s demeanor or a particular style of dress. We use snappy informally to represent the characteristics of a person with a sour or unpleasant demeanor.
When used to describe personal characteristics, a snappy person is short-tempered and speaks harshly or quickly without thinking. Snappy is also used to delineate a stylish dresser who is neat in their fashion. It can also mean quick-witted and sassy.
Etymology: We find the first recorded use of the word snappy in the early 1800s. It was used in 1825 to describe a person who was quick and energetic. The word snappy shows up again in the late -18th century around 1871, meaning clever and smart. Toward the end of the 18th-century, the word took on its current meaning, representing neat and stylishly elegant clothing styles.
In a Sentence
The CEO of the company was a snappy dresser who always wore high-end suits to work.
His personality was snappy when he came down with the flu.
Teenagers often make snappy remarks about their parents when they feel stressed.