snappy/trendy/fashionable

bamboo--tw

Senior Member
ROC/Mandarin
The modern paintings at this snappy art gallery are really cool!


Hi,
Is "snappy" in the above interchangeable with trendy/fashionable? Thanks.
 
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes, you could say that. However, the use of "snappy" and "cool" make the sentence sound dated: it sounds like something one would have read in the 1960's--or earlier!
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    I think of "snappy" as closer to "sharp-looking" rather than trendy or fashionable per se.

    This sentence has an unmistakable patina of "juvenile," meaning it sounds like a young person wrote it, one who is still polishing his writing skills.
     

    timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    I think that your interpretation is correct, but just to say that nowadays - at least where I live - this usage isn't common. We often talk of a "snappy dresser" (someone with smart clothes) but that's effectively a set phrase now.
     

    gaer

    Senior Member
    US-English
    I think of "snappy" as closer to "sharp-looking" rather than trendy or fashionable per se.

    This sentence has an unmistakable patina of "juvenile," meaning it sounds like a young person wrote it, one who is still polishing his writing skills.
    It seems like an odd word for someone young to use!
     
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