verb (used with object), snipped, snip·ping.
verb (used without object), snipped, snip·ping.
Origin of snip
Examples from the Web for snips
Historical Examples of snips
On the following morning I received a visit from Snips, my tailor.
"Confound them snips of Aids," said he angrily, as he wiped the mud off.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)
Then these snips of boys on the police detail won't write the truth?The Night-Born
The question was needless, for the table was strewn with snips of calico.The Young Step-Mother
Charlotte M. Yonge
So when he asked me to go with him I cut every tie that bound me to my old life as one snips the withered leaves from a plant.Ivanoff
verb snips, snipping or snipped
Word Origin for snip
"small, stout-handled shears for metal-working," 1846, from snip (v.).
1550s, "small piece of cut-out cloth," probably from Dutch or Low German snippen "to snip, shred," of imitative origin. Meaning "cut made by scissors" is from 1590s. As a nickname or cant word for a tailor, 1590s. Snip-snap-snorum, the card game, is 1755, from Low German.
"to cut at one light, quick stroke," 1580s, from snip (n.). Related: Snipped; snipping.