verb (used with object), snipped, snip·ping.
verb (used without object), snipped, snip·ping.
Origin of snip
Examples from the Web for snip
Contemporary Examples of snip
We had a little goose that was laying golden eggs, and they told us to snip its head off.David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and Collaborating With Kanye West
October 6, 2014
Historical Examples of snip
And Snip did go at him, as if he would "tear him limb from limb," as the story-books say.
And, to cover his confusion, Pete laughed till the scraas of the roof began to snip.The Manxman
Then Lucy might tell Caroline to snip off the bloom and give it to her.Country Neighbors
She spoke hesitatingly, for the sight of Snip and Snap had reminded her of their habits.
“Why, Snip and Snap,” said Maisie eagerly, still holding back.
verb snips, snipping or snipped
Word Origin for snip
1550s, "small piece of cut-out cloth," probably from Dutch or Low German snippen "to snip, shred," of imitative origin. Meaning "cut made by scissors" is from 1590s. As a nickname or cant word for a tailor, 1590s. Snip-snap-snorum, the card game, is 1755, from Low German.
"to cut at one light, quick stroke," 1580s, from snip (n.). Related: Snipped; snipping.