noun, plural snipes, (especially collectively) snipe for 1, 2.
verb (used without object), sniped, snip·ing.
Origin of snipe
Related Words for snipequip, taunt, ridicule, scoff, hoot, sneer, purloin, pilfer, embezzle, gibe, banter, dig, flout, hector, deride, jest, comeback, contemn, jab, mock
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Contemporary Examples of snipe
They used their monologues to snipe at each other, with Letterman piling on Jay just for kicks.Is Jay Leno Facing Another NBC Coup in Favor of Jimmy Fallon?
March 4, 2013
Snipe had been kicked out of his home, in the Bronx, and needed a place to crash.
A third stopped, and Snipe trotted forward to chat to the driver.
Historical Examples of snipe
And there, where the new church stands, I shot my first snipe.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
There the Senecas adopted her into the Snipe clan of their nation.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
How much nearer do you get to shooting a snipe by being told how not to take your aim?Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
It might have been snipe and it might have been bristling boars.The Tragic Muse
"That is the way the kili (snipe) gets the uga (crab) from its shell," he said.mona; The Child; And The Beast; And Others
noun plural snipe or snipes
Word Origin for snipe
long-billed marsh bird, early 14c., from Old Norse -snipa in myrisnipa "moor snipe;" perhaps a common Germanic term (cf. Old Saxon sneppa, Middle Dutch snippe, Dutch snip, Old High German snepfa, German Schnepfe "snipe," Swedish snäppa "sandpiper"), perhaps originally "snipper." The Old English name was snite, which is of uncertain derivation. An opprobrious term (cf. guttersnipe) since c.1600.
"shoot from a hidden place," 1773 (among British soldiers in India), in reference to hunting snipe as game, from snipe (n.). Figurative use from 1892. Related: Sniped; sniping.