snapper

noun

snap·​per ˈsna-pər How to pronounce snapper (audio)
plural snappers
1
: one that snaps: such as
a
: something (such as a remark) that gives new orientation to a situation or utterance
2
plural also snapper
a
: any of numerous active carnivorous fishes (family Lutjanidae) of warm seas important as food and often as sport fishes
b
: any of several immature fishes (such as the young of the bluefish) that resemble a snapper

Examples of snapper in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snapper was circa 1587

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“Snapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snapper. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

snapper

noun
snap·​per ˈsnap-ər How to pronounce snapper (audio)
plural snappers
1
a
: something that snaps
2
plural also snapper
a
: any of a large family of active flesh-eating fishes of warm seas that are important as food and sport fishes
b
: any of several immature fishes (as the young of the bluefish) that resemble a snapper

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