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.
- snapper up,
- snapping beetle,
- snapping shrimp,
- snapping turtle
Origin of snapper
Examples from the Web for snapper
We meet our snapper first as a whippersnapper—shot by who knows?How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography|Patrick Strudwick|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Samples claimed to be tuna and snapper had the highest fail rates, at 59 percent and 87 percent, respectively.
Spoon the melted butter over the herbs and serve the snapper directly from the skillet.
I like it equally with line-caught fish like salmon, snapper, and tuna.
Then the boy on one end, called the snapper, would stop and pull the others around in a big curve.The Bobbsey Twins|Laura Lee Hope
When I started to issue a command, Memba Sasa finished it and amplified it and put a snapper on it.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
From its likeness, as above mentioned, to a snapper's head, I named it Snapper Island.The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson|Ida Lee
A variety of the snapper, which forms a staple article of food in the Bermudas, and in the West Indies generally.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Snapper Island is high and covered with a thick impenetrable mass of underwood, but no fresh water was found.Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia|Phillip Parker King
noun plural -per or -pers
"one who or that which snaps," 1570s, agent noun from snap (v.). Applied to various fishes since 1690s. Slang meaning "vagina" is by 2000. As a short form of snapping turtle (1784) it is recorded from 1872. Snappers "teeth" is attested from 1924.