also sneap, "to be hard upon, rebuke, revile, snub," early 14c., from Old Norse sneypa "to outrage, dishonor, disgrace," probably related to similar-sounding words meaning "cut" (cf. snip (v.)). Verbal meaning "bevel the end (of a timber) to fit an inclined surface" is of uncertain origin or connection. Snaiping "rebuking, reproaching, reviling" is attested from early 14c.
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Now I knew going in there'd be no Hogwarts, but I only get FIVE MINUTES of Snape?Oh No, 'Harry' Bored Me!
November 19, 2010
Snape is a dialect word for boggy ground, and Wong means a meadow.The Romance of Names
So sorry to hear your Husband's met with an Accident, Mrs. Snape.
Then Mr. Snape encountered a terrible disappointment, and Mr. Cœlebs was driven to confess his own disgrace.Is He Popenjoy?
The Signal people had hired the processional portion of Snape's for the late afternoon and early evening.
The Signal would have telephoned to Snape's, but for the fact that a circus is never on the telephone.