Origin of gingersnap

First recorded in 1795–1805; ginger + snap
Also called, British, ginger nut. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gingersnap

Historical Examples of gingersnap

  • Consequently it was either fight and arouse the household and so lose his chance of a gingersnap, or get out of her way.

  • I had a bit of gingersnap in my pocket, left over from treating Don, and I tossed it on the floor midway between us.

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    Gouverneur Morris

  • Roberta gathered the reins in one hand, clucked to the horse, and put her gingersnap into her mouth for the first bite.

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    Edith K. Dunton

  • Roberta, with the gingersnap still in her mouth, tugged desperately at the lines, and the back seat yelled 71 “Whoa!”

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    Edith K. Dunton