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snippy

[ snip-ee ]
/ 藞sn瑟p i /
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adjective, snip路pi路er, snip路pi路est.
sharp or curt, especially in a supercilious or haughty way; impertinent.
scrappy or fragmentary.
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Also snip路pe路ty [snip-i-tee]. /藞sn瑟p 瑟 ti/.

Origin of snippy

First recorded in 1720鈥30; snip + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM snippy

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

snippy
/ (藞sn瑟p瑟) /

adjective -pier or -piest
scrappy; fragmentary
informal fault-finding
dialect mean; stingy

Derived forms of snippy

snippily, adverbsnippiness, noun
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