snitch

noun
\ ˈsnich How to pronounce snitch (audio) \

Definition of snitch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: one who snitches : tattletale

snitch

verb (1)
snitched; snitching; snitches

Definition of snitch (Entry 2 of 3)

snitch

verb (2)
snitched; snitching; snitches

Definition of snitch (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to take by stealth : pilfer

Other Words from snitch

Verb (1)

snitcher noun

Examples of snitch in a Sentence

Noun several men were sentenced to prison based on the now-questionable testimony of a jailhouse snitch
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And the words for balls, like quaffle and snitch, are still used, too. Joseph Pisani, WSJ, 20 July 2022 The name of the snitch — a magical golden ball in the books, and a role played by a person in the game — will also be changed. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 One police official attributed their reluctance to a fear of being seen as a snitch, according to the AP. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 7 July 2022 Witnesses testified the two men were having a dispute and accusing each other of being a snitch or confidential police informant. Fox News, 30 June 2022 Though multiple eyewitnesses have identified Holder, many others have been reluctant to testify, which one police official attributed to a fear of being seen as a snitch, the AP said. Victoria Albert, CBS News, 29 June 2022 All the classes at Smith Elementary School in New Britain were sorted into the four houses of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the kids competed this school year for the chance to win a light-up golden snitch. Hartford Courant, 17 June 2022 Last August, Cole’s lawyers filed a bombshell motion to suppress evidence from the search of the Atomwaffen house in Conroe on the basis that Sutter was a snitch for the FBI — and had been since 2004. Ali Winston, Rolling Stone, 5 June 2022 In order to renew their East Berlin contract, a group of Romanian musicians must find the snitch selling them out to the secret police only to discover that the rat is one of them. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 26 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Several theories emerged about what happened to her: Some people think that she was caught by the FBI and agreed to snitch about her drug connections in exchange for witness protection. Karen Zelermyer, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2022 There is no need to snitch on this colleague who hasn’t done anything to you except have different political beliefs. Roxane Gay, New York Times, 20 May 2022 Instead of letting Nutmeg get away with misbehaving, Paprika decides to snitch on the pooch by barking at her dog sibling. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 6 Apr. 2022 Heddie meets her new defense attorney, who tries to convince her to snitch on Red in order to save herself. Laura Sirikul, EW.com, 26 Feb. 2022 Imagine the Raiders get the ball first and believe the plan for a tie is in place, just like the two suspects who agree to not snitch on each other. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 Afterward, the student’s teammates followed him into the bathroom and warned him not to snitch, the lawsuit said. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2021 Leaders of the Wellesley Public Schools system in Massachusetts are encouraging students and staff members to snitch on one another for telling rude jokes and committing microaggressions. Nr Staff, National Review, 14 Sep. 2021 That was what Player One initially told officials after being warned by teammates not to snitch. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snitch

Noun

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1801, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snitch

Noun

origin unknown

Verb (2)

probably alteration of snatch

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Time Traveler for snitch

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The first known use of snitch was circa 1785

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29 Jul 2022

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“Snitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snitch. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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snitch

verb
\ ˈsnich How to pronounce snitch (audio) \
snitched; snitching

Kids Definition of snitch

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snitch

verb
snitched; snitching

Kids Definition of snitch (Entry 2 of 3)

snitch

noun
plural snitches

Kids Definition of snitch (Entry 3 of 3)

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