Meaning of “snappy” in the English Dictionary

"snappy" in British English

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uk /ˈsnæp.i/ us /ˈsnæp.i/

snappy adjective (STYLISH)

informal approving (especially of a man's clothes or of his appearance) modern and stylish:

He's a snappy dresser.
That's a very snappy new suit, Peter.
adverb uk /ˈsnæp.əl.i/ us /ˈsnæp.əl.i/ approving

The sales team is usually pretty snappily dressed.


(Definition of “snappy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snappy" in American English

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us /ˈsnæp·i/

immediately effective in getting people’s attention or communicating an idea:

The music video was full of snappy editing and atmospheric lighting.

Snappy also means stylish and attractive:

a snappy dresser/outfit

(Definition of “snappy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)