[ snip-ee ]
/ ˈsnɪp i /
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adjective, snip·pi·er, snip·pi·est.
sharp or curt, especially in a supercilious or haughty way; impertinent.
scrappy or fragmentary.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also snip·pe·ty [snip-i-tee]. /ˈsnɪp ɪ ti/.
OTHER WORDS FROM snippysnip·pi·ly, adverbsnip·pi·ness, snip·pet·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for snippy
Why, when I was first married I used to think that my wife was awful snippety about other women.The Indiscreet Letter|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for snippy
/ (ˈsnɪpɪ) /
adjective -pier or -piest
dialect mean; stingy
Derived forms of snippysnippily, adverbsnippiness, noun
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