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snitch

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noun \ˈsnich\

Simple Definition of snitch

  • : a person who tells someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done : someone who snitches

Full Definition of snitch

  1. :  one who snitches :  tattletale

Examples of snitch

  1. <several men were sentenced to prison based on the now-questionable testimony of a jailhouse snitch>



Origin of snitch

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1785


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snitch

intransitive verb

Definition of snitch

snitch·er noun


1801

First Known Use of snitch

1801


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snitch

transitive verb

Definition of snitch

  1. :  to take by stealth :  pilfer



Origin of snitch

probably alteration of snatch


First Known Use: 1904



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