verb (used with object), snipped, snip·ping.
verb (used without object), snipped, snip·ping.
Origin of snip
Examples from the Web for snipped
Contemporary Examples of snipped
The sex scenes are snipped out of films in theatrical or DVD release, and cursing is rarely ever translated in the subtitles.Dubai's Sex Crackdown
August 16, 2009
Historical Examples of snipped
If the Esquire were to be snipped once and for ever from the tail of my name I should be the lighter for it.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
"Fritz snipped my hand in the little door of the cage," sobbed Denny.The Adventures of Herr Baby
She snipped her threads and drew the plaid skirt from under the needle.Mary Rose of Mifflin
Frances R. Sterrett
This is snipped fine with a pair of shears preparatory to use.On Laboratory Arts
She had nothing to do but neatly and delicately paste on the bit she had snipped off.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
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.