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.
Origin of snapper
Related Words for snapperavailable, probable, desirable, imaginable, feasible, potential, achievable, conceivable, viable, straightforward, plain, smooth, quiet, transparent, clean, elementary, uncomplicated, simple, obvious, effortless
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Contemporary Examples of 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
September 8, 2014
Samples claimed to be tuna and snapper had the highest fail rates, at 59 percent and 87 percent, respectively.The Great Sushi Scam
April 4, 2013
Spoon the melted butter over the herbs and serve the snapper directly from the skillet.Dinner Under the Midnight Sun
June 26, 2010
I like it equally with line-caught fish like salmon, snapper, and tuna.8 Recipes From Norman Van Aken
January 26, 2010
Historical Examples of snapper
Let them be sprightly, and, if possible, have a snapper at the end.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
A side of fresh beef to-morrow and three dozen snapper on ice.Soldiers Three, Part II.
Snapper and Klick are continually worrying me to have Baby taken.
I continued, startling his sensibilities again with the noise of the snapper.Down The River
Flibbertigibbet was the snapper for a line of twenty or more girls.Flamsted quarries
Mary E. Waller
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.