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 The game ends when a team scores 70 or more points after the snitch runner is released. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 Hence the sharpest scene in the movie, amid reports of a snitch in the gang’s ranks. The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2022 He was essentially born to die, and there was no other way for that kid to go out but hunkered down in a bathtub, with a military-grade arsenal in hand — death by cop, after dropping a snitch. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2022 There’s talk of a rat — not the rodent, but a snitch — an incriminating audio tape, the FBI and a rival gang. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2022 Last year, Gibbs had previously implied that Gunna was a snitch for appearing on Crime Stoppers TV, an accusation Gunna denied as HotNewHipHop points out. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 6 Jan. 2022 Initially the suspect was hard to identify, because of the head coverings and because of a no-snitch culture. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 28 Oct. 2021 In May 2019, Petersen searched the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications system, which gives the user access to FBI databases, for information about the person the gang member believed was the snitch. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Worrell blames Scrappy for Lou-Lou getting away and accuses him of being Raq’s snitch. Kyesha Jennings, Vulture, 29 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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 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 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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24 Apr 2022

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“Snitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snitch. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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snitch

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

Kids Definition of snitch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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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