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

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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

Prosecutors say Hussle was shot after a short conversation with Eric Holder, the man accused of killing Hussle, that included a discussion about whether Holder was a snitch. latimes.com, "Today: Biden on the Defensive," 28 June 2019 For residents, the no-snitch code often stems from an all-too-real fear and discomfort of ratting out their neighbors and friends. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, "‘Why you keep asking me questions?’ Shooting victim charged with contempt as law enforcement struggles with no-snitch code," 27 June 2019 The drastic conversion taught us that Elon Musk needs to step his game up, and that Teslas are snitches. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "And Now, the World's First Homemade Tesla Truck," 19 June 2019 Conclusion: Electronic snitches as gifts are really stupid. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Plenty of bad ideas and a few good ones for Hail to the Patriarch Day," 14 June 2019 If one snitches and the other stays silent, the rat gets a lighter sentence while the quiet partner suffers. Quanta Magazine, "Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question," 12 Feb. 2015 According to the cookout snitch, charcoal grills weren’t allowed in the section of the park where the family was. Yesha Callahan, The Root, "#CookingOutWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Cops on Black People Cooking Out in Oakland, Calif., Park," 10 May 2018 Lyrics were hidden or memorized, because some band members had become snitches. Dominic Green, WSJ, "‘Burning Down the Haus’ Review: East German Punks," 20 Sep. 2018 On Monday's episode of the show, the panelists shared their thoughts on office snitches. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Whoopi Goldberg Lost It After Joy Behar's Comment on Monday's Show," 20 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

According to testimony, the March 31 shooting occurred after Holder and Hussle had a conversation about snitching in the parking lot of a Hyde Park strip mall where Hussle owned several businesses. Alene Tchekmedyian, latimes.com, "Driver in Nipsey Hussle case went to LAPD but was turned away, records show," 28 June 2019 Authorities say Clark, a drug dealer, had worried his ex-roommate would snitch on him. Michael Graczyk, The Seattle Times, "Man who tortured, drowned ex-roommate set to die Wednesday," 25 Sep. 2018 Authorities said that Clark, a drug dealer, had worried that Muse would snitch on him. Fox News, "Texas executes man in the torture, drowning of ex-roommate," 28 Sep. 2018 Students should be told that there's a big difference between snitching and seeking help, the guide said. NBC News, "It's not 'snitching': Secret Service says students can help prevent gun violence," 11 July 2018 EBay users’ participation in the site’s governance is best understood as large-scale offloading of labor, and is basically limited to snitching on one another; users have some recourse against one another and somewhat less against the site itself. John Herrman, New York Times, "Want to Understand What Ails the Modern Internet? Look at eBay," 20 June 2018 While serving life in California’s Folsom Prison for the 1974 murder of his son’s girlfriend, who’d snitched on a robbery Clarence Ray Allen committed, Allen solicited hits on eight witnesses against him. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "The Last Words of Infamous American Killers: 'It's a Good Day to Die'," 25 May 2018 While serving life in California’s Folsom Prison for the 1974 murder of his son’s girlfriend, who’d snitched on a robbery Clarence Ray Allen committed, Allen solicited hits on eight witnesses against him. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "The Last Words of Infamous American Killers: 'It's a Good Day to Die'," 25 May 2018 This all went down after Kimball's nemesis David Ravitz pushed one-too-many buttons, snitching on him to Bachelorette Becca Kufrin. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "Jordan Kimball's Incredibly Stirring Modeling Speech On The Bachelorette, Annotated," 12 June 2018

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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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snirtle

snit

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snitch knot

snite

snithe

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snitch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snitch

informal + disapproving : 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

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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