frosty vs snappy what difference

what is difference between frosty and snappy

English

Etymology

From Middle English frosty, forsty, from Old English forstiġ, fyrstiġ (frosty), from Proto-West Germanic *frostag, *frustīg, equivalent to frost +‎ -y. Cognate with West Frisian froastich (frosty), Dutch vorstig (frosty), German Low German fröstig (frosty), German frostig (frosty), Swedish frostig (frosty). Compare also Saterland Frisian froasterch (frosty), German Low German frösterg (frosty).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɒsti

Adjective

frosty (comparative frostier, superlative frostiest)

  1. Cold, chilly.
    The air was frosty; I could see my breath and walked quickly with my hands in my pockets.
    I’d like a frosty milkshake.
  2. Having frost on it.
    The frosty pumpkin is the sign of the end of the growing season, soon the greenery will wither and harvest end for the year.
  3. (figuratively) Having an aloof or inhospitable manner.
    After the divorce, she was civil but frosty to her ex.

Translations

Derived terms

  • frosty one
  • stay frosty

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • frosti, forsty

Etymology

From Old English forstiġ, from Proto-West Germanic *frostag, equivalent to frost +‎ -y. Compare Old English fyrstiġ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfrɔstiː/, /ˈfɔrstiː/

Adjective

frosty

  1. Cold, freezing, frosty; being or experiencing cold.
  2. (rare) White (of a beard)

Descendants

  • English: frosty
  • Scots: frosty

References

  • “frostī, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-11-02.


English

Etymology

snap +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsnæpi/
  • Rhymes: -æpi

Adjective

snappy (comparative snappier, superlative snappiest)

  1. (informal) Rapid and without delay.
    (=hurry up)
  2. (informal) Irritable.
  3. (informal) Tidy; well-dressed; sharp.
  4. Chilly, brisk, sharp.
  5. Tending to snap or bite
  6. Clever, catchy.

Synonyms

  • (rapid and without delay): fast, immediate, quick
  • (irritable): irritable, peevish, testy, tetchy
  • (chilly): parky, nippy

Derived terms

  • make it snappy

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