snick

verb (1)
\ ˈsnik How to pronounce snick (audio) \
snicked; snicking; snicks

Definition of snick

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

1 archaic : to cut through
2 : to cut slightly

intransitive verb

: to perform a light cutting action

snick

noun (1)

Definition of snick (Entry 2 of 4)

: a small cut : nick

snick

verb (2)
snicked; snicking; snicks

Definition of snick (Entry 3 of 4)

: click

snick

noun (2)

Definition of snick (Entry 4 of 4)

: a slight often metallic sound : click

First Known Use of snick

Verb (1)

circa 1700, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (1)

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1828, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snick

Verb (1)

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

Verb (2)

imitative

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The first known use of snick was circa 1700

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Cite this Entry

“Snick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snick. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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