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snitch

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noun \ˈsnich\

Definition of snitch

  1. :  one who snitches :  tattletale

Examples of snitch in a Sentence

  1. several men were sentenced to prison based on the now-questionable testimony of a jailhouse snitch

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Origin and Etymology of snitch

origin unknown


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snitch

verb

Definition of snitch

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  inform, tattle

snitcher

noun

First Known Use of snitch

1801


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snitch

verb

Definition of snitch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take by stealth :  pilfer

Origin and Etymology of snitch

probably alteration of snatch


SNITCH Defined for English Language Learners

snitch

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noun

Definition of snitch for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tells someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done : someone who snitches


SNITCH Defined for Kids

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snitch

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verb \ˈsnich\

Definition of snitch for Students

snitched

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snitching

  1. :  1steal 1


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snitch

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verb

Definition of snitch for Students

snitched

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snitching

  1. :  inform 2, tattle


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snitch

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noun

Definition of snitch for Students

plural

snitches



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