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zippy

1. informal Lively; energetic. I wish they would play some zippier music in this bar. The stuff they have on the stereo right now is putting me to sleep! It's a really zippy dance, so you literally have to stay on your toes!
2. informal Very quick or speedy. We rented a zippy little car for our trip around Europe.

zippy

(ˈzɪpi)
mod. lively; active. This is a real zippy number.
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Nicknamed because of his resemblance to the popular character in children's TV show Rainbow, Zippy has proved one of the most memorable Santas in our history.
In more revelations from the children's TV show, Ronnie Le Drew, who handled Zippy, admits he was "friend-zoned".
Le Drew, the man behind beloved character Zippy, has now shattered the innocent image of the series by revealing what really went on behind-the-scenes.
WHY: To thank the Northern Illinois community for the warm welcome and introduce more professionals to Zippy Shell.
Nissan Micra will appeal to first-time new car buyers who value innovation, agility and contemporary fashion trends, and experienced car buyers who may require a small and zippy second car that is inexpensive to run or those looking for state-of-the-art safety and convenience features in a small car."
Geoffrey Hayes with Rainbow co-stars Bungle, Zippy and George
From left, Bungle, Zippy, George and Geoffrey Hayes.
acted as financial advisor to Zippy Shell and Virgo and Baker & Mackenzie LLP acted as legal counsel.
'Zippy Okoth during her performance in Stranger in My Bed.
There, in glorious colour, was the nation's favourite glove puppet Zippy, star of children's show Rainbow, indulging in rampant glove love-making with his sidekick, pink hippo George.
Now I know what the cast of Rainbow felt like when Zippy gave them hard times.
JULIE: I can't help thinking Jane's chocolate and orange ball-shaped cake looks like Zippy from Rainbow.
When Zippy, the largest pure play children's specialist apparel in Portugal, opened its doors in Manila, it was truly refreshing.
Mathers was stood down and missed the win of Zara Zest's stablemate Flowing Clarets, who foiled a gamble on newcomer Zippy in the 6f juvenile fillies' maiden auction.