snippy

[ snip-ee ]
/ ˈsnɪp i /

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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Also snip·pe·ty [snip-i-tee]. /ˈsnɪp ɪ ti/.

Origin of snippy

First recorded in 1720–30; snip + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM snippy

snip·pi·ly, adverbsnip·pi·ness, snip·pet·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snippy

snippy
/ (ˈsnɪpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

scrappy; fragmentary
informal fault-finding
dialect mean; stingy

Derived forms of snippy

snippily, adverbsnippiness, noun
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