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Dictionary Definition

snappy adj
1 tending to speak irritably; "a snappish tone of voice" [syn: snappish]
2 smart and fashionable; "snappy conversation"; "some sharp and whipping lines" [syn: whipping]
3 pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"; (`parky' is a British term) [syn: crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, parky]
4 marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, smart, spiffy, spruce]
5 quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, lively, merry, rattling, spanking, zippy] [also: snappiest, snappier]

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  1. rapid and without delay
    a snappy response
  2. irritable
    You're snappy this morning - did you not sleep well?
  3. Tidy; well-dressed; sharp.
    Here he is, looking snappy in his brand-new suit.



rapid and without delay
Tidy; well-dressed; sharp

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Extensive Definition

Schnappi das kleine Krokodil (Snappy the Little Crocodile) is a German children's cartoon character and the stage name of Joy Gruttmann, who also voices the character. The introductory song "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil" reached № 1 on the German charts in January 2005.


Schnappi was a character in a popular animated German children's TV show called Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show With the Mouse). In the cartoon in which he appeared, Schnappi is seen singing a song about his life in Egypt. That song, which is sung in German, has a catchy tune and simple lyrics.
The song, which first appeared in the Sendung mit der Maus show in 2001, was written by Iris Gruttmann and performed by her then-six year old niece, Joy.


In 2004 Schnappi became very popular on the Internet. It got more and more popular while playing on the Internetradio RauteMusik. The moderators and listeners often played that song before it got released on CD. In December of that year, the song Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil was released on CD. The single reached #1 on the German Pop-Charts on January 3, 2005.
A bootleg translation into English was recorded and released on the Internet on the 20th February, 2005 by the Bronx artist DJ Damien. Despite being an unofficial cover, this version was made available on the official Schnappi website. The original recording artist was said to be very glad Schnappi made it to England, referring to the English version in an interview with The Guardian newspaper. Other translations by collaborations involving DJ Damien include a French version "Crocky le Petit Crocodile", Lithuanian "Šnapis mažas klokodilas" and a forthcoming Japanese version "Togetogeshi, chiisai wani" (刺々し、小さい鰐).
The song reached number one in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, whilst reaching the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand. The song was released in the UK on Monday 3rd October 2005, but it only reached the bottom end of the UK Singles Chart top 40.
Alternative versions of the song - varying from simple remixes of the basic vocal track, to a full cover version by Belgian techno group Dynamite - were also at numbers seven and ten in Belgium, and at number two in the Netherlands.
Swedish humor metal band Black Ingvars also recorded a cover version in heavy metal style with Rammstein-like vocals. The song was released on a compilation album in Sweden.
A flash movie, Up Skit Creek Vol. 2 by Andrew Kepple, features an animutated version of Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter), stalking Schnappi and eventually trapping him in a strong grip- evidently too strong; Schnappi's neck "Schnapped". Steve Irwin referred to him as "the little German buggar who won't shut the hell up!" in layman terms.
In August 2005 Jamba! released Schnappi in a number of downloadable formats.
Schnappi has been frequently referenced by Michael J. Nelson and company in several of the RiffTrax commentaries.



PlayStation video game

In 2005, Phenomedia released a Schnappi video game for Sony's PlayStation games console. The game was only released in Germany, and might possibly be one of Europe's last PlayStation 1 games.
The game is actually 3 games in 1:
  • Schnappi Schnapp! : A fly eating game
  • Schnappi Denk! : A memory game
  • Schnappi Tanz! : A dancing game

External links

snappy in German: Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil
snappy in Esperanto: Ŝnapjo
snappy in French: Schnappi
snappy in Western Frisian: Schnappi
snappy in Italian: Schnappi
snappy in Hebrew: שנאפי
snappy in Dutch: Schnappi
snappy in Norwegian: Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil
snappy in Polish: Schnappi
snappy in Finnish: Schnappi
snappy in Swedish: Schnappi

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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