1

snick

verb \ ˈsnik \

Definition of snick

1 archaic : to cut through
2 : to cut slightly
: to perform a light cutting action

Origin and Etymology of snick

probably from obsolete snick or snee to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting — more at snickersnee


2

snick

noun

Definition of snick

: a small cut : nick

First Known Use of snick

circa 1775

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

3

snick

verb

Definition of snick

: click

Origin and Etymology of snick

imitative


4

snick

noun

Definition of snick

: a slight often metallic sound : click

First Known Use of snick

circa 1886

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about snick


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up snick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a large number

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!