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snip

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noun \ˈsnip\

Definition of snip

  1. 1a :  a small piece that is snipped off; also :  fragment, bitb :  a cut or notch made by snippingc :  an act or sound of snipping

  2. 2 :  a white or light mark; especially :  a white spot between the nostrils of a horse

  3. 3 :  a presumptuous or impertinent person; especially :  an impertinent or saucy girl

  4. 4 British :  bargain, buy

Examples of snip in a sentence

  1. <cleared out the snips of paper that had been clogging the machine>

  2. <that antique urn that we bought at London's Portobello Road Market was a real snip>

Origin and Etymology of snip

from or akin to Dutch & Low German snip; akin to Middle High German snipfen to snap the fingers


First Known Use: 1558


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snip

verb

Definition of snip

snipped

snipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut or cut off with or as if with shears or scissors <snipped the stray threads>; specifically :  to clip suddenly or by bits

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a short quick cut with or as if with shears or scissors

snipper

noun

Examples of snip in a sentence

  1. He snipped some fresh herbs from plants on the windowsill.

  2. snipping pictures out of magazines

  3. She snipped at the hanging strings.

1586

First Known Use of snip

1586


SNIP Defined for English Language Learners

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snip

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noun \ˈsnip\

Definition of snip for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece that is cut from something : a small piece that is snipped

  • : an act or the sound of snipping something

  • : something bought or sold for a good price


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snip

verb

Definition of snip for English Language Learners

  • : to cut (something) with scissors : to remove (something) by cutting with scissors


SNIP Defined for Kids

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snip

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noun \ˈsnip\

Definition of snip for Students

  1. 1 :  a small piece that is clipped off <snips of paper>

  2. 2 :  an act or sound of clipping


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snip

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Definition of snip for Students

snipped

snipping

  1. :  to cut or cut off with or as if with shears or scissors



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