Etymology
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zippy (adj.)

1904, from zip (n.) "energy, force" (1900, from zip (v.1)) + -y (2).

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Definitions of zippy

zippy (adj.)
quick and energetic;
Synonyms: alert / brisk / lively / merry / rattling / snappy / spanking
zippy (adj.)
marked by lively action;
Synonyms: bouncing / bouncy / peppy / spirited
From wordnet.princeton.edu