English word snappy comes from English -y, English snap.
Snappy detailed word origin explanation
|-y || English (eng) ||Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to". |
|snap || English (eng) ||(informal) Done, performed, made, etc. quickly and without deliberation. (American football) The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike.. (UK, regional) A small meal, a snack; lunch.. (colloquial) Something of no value.. (obsolete) A greedy fellow.. (physics, humorous) jounce (the fourth derivative of the position vector with respect to time), followed by [...] |
|snappy || English (eng) ||(informal) Irritable.. (informal) Rapid and without delay.. (informal) Tidy; well-dressed; sharp.. Chilly, brisk, sharp. |
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