snitch

1
[ snich ]
/ snɪtʃ /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to snatch or steal; pilfer.

Nearby words

  1. snippet,
  2. snippety,
  3. snippy,
  4. snips,
  5. snit,
  6. snitch line,
  7. snitchy,
  8. snite,
  9. snivel,
  10. snivelling

Origin of snitch

1
First recorded in 1900–05; perhaps variant of snatch

snitch

2
[ snich ]
/ snɪtʃ /
Informal.

verb (used without object)

to turn informer; tattle.

noun

Also called snitch·er. an informer.

Origin of snitch

2
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 Formssnitcher, noun

Word Origin for snitch

C17: of unknown origin

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