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sneap

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verb \ˈsnēp\

Definition of sneap

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to blast or blight with cold :  nip

  3. 2 dialectal, England :  chide

Origin and Etymology of sneap

Middle English snaipen to injure, nip, rebuke, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic sneypa to scold — more at snub


First Known Use: 14th century


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sneap

noun

Definition of sneap

archaic

  1. :  rebuke, snub

1597

First Known Use of sneap

1597


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