What does the word pithy mean?

Usage examples for pithy

  1. There was even in him a strain, if not of humour, of a shrewdness which was akin to it, and expressed itself in many pithy sayings. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  2. After he had gladdened their hearts and soothed their throats by making several pithy remarks to the bartender, with whom he established their credit, he cautioned them against letting any one harm them and, smiling at the humor of his warning, left abruptly. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford