- consisting of, occurring in, or characterized by snatches; spasmodic; irregular.
Origin of snatchy
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Examples from the Web for snatchy
Some pity mingled with his vexation at Mr. Travers' snatchy wakefulness.The Rescue
He handed his box of vesuvians, and it was taken in a snatchy way.The Parson O' Dumford
George Manville Fenn
His eye beamed an unnatural light—his breathing was quick and snatchy, as if every inspiration and expiration pained the lungs.
By not a single quaver was the cheeriness of his snatchy, racy, merry voice affected.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
- disconnected or spasmodic
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