- an informal photograph, especially one taken quickly by a handheld camera.
- Hunting. a quick shot taken without deliberate aim.
- Informal. a brief appraisal, summary, or profile.
- to photograph informally and quickly.
Origin of snapshot
- to take a snapshot of (a subject).
Origin of snapshoot
back formation from snapshot
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- sport a sudden, fast shot at goal
- an informal photograph taken with a simple cameraOften shortened to: snap
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Word Origin and History for snap shot
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