noun, plural snipes, (especially collectively) snipe for 1, 2.
verb (used without object), sniped, snip·ing.
Origin of snipe
Related Words for snipedquip, taunt, ridicule, scoff, hoot, sneer, snipe, purloin, pilfer, embezzle, gibe, banter, dig, flout, hector, deride, jest, comeback, contemn, jab
Examples from the Web for sniped
Contemporary Examples of sniped
Away from the battlefield, the two groups have sniped at one another online.Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense
September 19, 2014
Historical Examples of sniped
They believed a few fellows had "sniped" at them; that was all.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
He might have sniped the guards anyway, but he had it easier.The Affair of the Brains
If you are sniped, push on; but if opposed in force, do your best, only let me know.On the Heels of De Wet
The Intelligence Officer
The enemy, on his part, sniped at and bombed our patrols at night.
I just got sniped when I was out, at night, with a wiring party, he said hurriedly.The Rough Road
William John Locke
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.