One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he's in a snappy mood’
irritable, irascible, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, fiery, peevish, cross, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, impatient, grumpy, huffy, brusque, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, touchy, volatile, testy, tetchy, snarling, waspish, prickly, crusty, peppery, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
snappish, chippy, grouchy, cranky, on a short fuse
British narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
North American peckish, soreheaded
NZ Australian snaky
2‘a snappy catchphrase’
concise, succinct, memorable, catchy, neat, clever, crisp, pithy, witty, incisive, brief, short, short and sweet, sharp, terse, curt, laconic, aphoristic, epigrammatic
3‘a snappy dresser’
smart, well dressed, well turned out, besuited, fashionably dressed, fashionable, stylish, chic, modish, elegant, neat, spruce, trim, dapper, debonair
snazzy, natty, sharp, nifty, cool, with it
North American kicking, kicky, tony, fly, spiffy, sassy, stylin'
US on fleek
dated as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox
British dated swagger
‘into bed with you, and make it snappy!’
hurry, hurry up, hurry it up, be quick, be quick about it, get a move on, come along, look lively, speed up, move faster
get moving, get cracking, step on it, step on the gas, move it, buck up, shake a leg
get one's skates on
stir one's stumps
get a wiggle on
rattle your dags
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