snippet

[ snip-it ]
/ ˈsnɪp ɪt /

noun

a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment: an anthology of snippets.
Informal. a small or insignificant person.

Nearby words

  1. snipefish,
  2. sniper,
  3. sniperscope,
  4. snipper,
  5. snippers,
  6. snippety,
  7. snippy,
  8. snips,
  9. snit,
  10. snitch

Origin of snippet

First recorded in 1655–65; snip + -et

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British Dictionary definitions for snippet

snippet

/ (ˈsnɪpɪt) /

noun

a small scrap or fragment
Derived Formssnippetiness, nounsnippety, adjective

Word Origin for snippet

C17: from snip + -et

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Word Origin and History for snippet

snippet

n.

1660s, from snip (n.) + diminutive suffix -et.

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