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.

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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 forms of snippet

snippetiness, nounsnippety, adjective

Word Origin for snippet

C17: from snip + -et
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