American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

Author: Noah Webster


PITH’Y, a. Consisting of pith; containing pith; abounding with pith; as a pithy substance; a pithy stem.

1. Containing concentrated force; forcible; energetic; as a pithy word or expression.

This pithy speech prevailed and all agreed.

2. Uttering energetic words or expressions.

In all these, Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy.