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snick

verb \ ˈsnik \

Definition of snick

transitive verb
1 archaic :to cut through
2 :to cut slightly
intransitive verb
: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


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snick

verb

Definition of snick

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


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