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snitch

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[ snich ]
/ snɪtʃ /
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verb (used with object) Informal.
to snatch or steal; pilfer.
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Origin of snitch

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First recorded in 1900–05; perhaps variant of snatch

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Other definitions for snitch (2 of 2)

snitch2
[ snich ]
/ snɪtʃ /
Informal.

verb (used without object)
to turn informer; tattle.
noun
Also called snitcher. an informer.

Origin of snitch

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First recorded in 1775–85; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for snitch

snitch
/ (snɪtʃ) slang /

verb
(tr) to steal; take, esp in an underhand way
(intr) to act as an informer
noun
an informer; telltale
the nose

Derived forms of snitch

snitcher, noun

Word Origin for snitch

C17: of unknown origin
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