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snapper

[ snap-er ]
/ ˈsnæp ər /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) snap·per, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) snap·pers for 1, 2; snap·pers for 3-5.
any of several large marine food fishes of the family Lutjanidae.
any of various other fishes, as the bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
Informal. a person in charge of a group of workers.
a tuft or knot of cotton, horsehair, hemp, etc., at the tip of a whip's lash; cracker; popper.
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Origin of snapper

First recorded in 1525–35; snap + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for snapper

snapper
/ (ˈsnæpə) /

noun plural -per or -pers
any large sharp-toothed percoid food fish of the family Lutjanidae of warm and tropical coastal regionsSee also red snapper
a sparid food fish, Chrysophrys auratus, of Australia and New Zealand, that has a pinkish body covered with blue spots
another name for bluefish, snapping turtle
a person or thing that snaps
informal a person who takes snapshots; photographer
Irish informal a baby
Also called (for senses 1, 2): schnapper
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