verb (1)

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to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities
  • he snitched on his friend because he was only looking out for himself

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verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of snitch (Entry 2 of 3)

to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • snitched some paper from the office supply room for use with her printer at home

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Synonyms of snitch (Entry 3 of 3)

a person who provides information about another's wrongdoing
  • several men were sentenced to prison based on the now-questionable testimony of a jailhouse snitch

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The first known use of snitch was circa 1785

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“Snitch.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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