Zackig literally means jagged, pointed or angular ... Figuratively it can mean smart, brisk
, dynamic or zippy.
(Klemperer, Brady: "The language of the Third Reich: LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii", Athlone Press 2000, S. 63)
The soldiers' steps were brisk
, and they held their heads high. They were proud men.
(Brian Burks: "Soldier Boy", Orlando 1997, S. 20)
I gat it frae a young, brisk
sodger [= soldier] laddie
Between Saint Johnston and bonie Dundee.
(Robert Burns, siehe http://www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/translati...
My brother Pat he is a brisk
He carries his firelock all over his left shoulder;
And on the field of battle, by me soul, he's ne'er undaunted,
For he'll fight like the devil or some fairy that is haunted.
(Helen Creighton, Whisky in the Jar, siehe http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/02/...