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Definition of snapback

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a football snap
2 : a sudden rebound or recovery a snapback of prices on the stock exchange

snap back

snapped back; snapping back; snaps back

Definition of snap back (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a quick or vigorous recovery

Examples of snapback in a Sentence

Noun the doctor predicted a quick snapback for the rugged young soldier Verb teenagers will often snap back remarkably quickly analysts hoped that the economy would snap back over the next few months
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First Known Use of snapback


1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Snapback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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