- to snatch or steal; pilfer.
Origin of snitch1
- to turn informer; tattle.
- Also called snitch·er. an informer.
Origin of snitch2
Related Words for snitchblabbermouth, double-crosser, turncoat, sneak, squealer, source, fink, stoolie, betrayer, tattler, tattletale, informant, rat, weasel, narc, whistle-blower, tipster, canary, nark, pilfer
Examples from the Web for snitch
Contemporary Examples of snitch
Too moderate and the more radical groups call you a snitch, jeopardizing your standing and authority at demonstrations.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands
December 22, 2014
The Prosecutor and the Snitch By Maurice Possley - The Marsall Project Did Texas execute an innocent man?The Daily Beast's Best Longreads, Aug 10, 2014
August 10, 2014
To Connolly and Morris, Bulger was a TE, or top-echelon informant, the highest designation in the Bureau for a snitch.‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History
July 1, 2013
If your main source is court docs and snitch statements, you have to understand most of that is not very credible.The Real Bling Ring: Where Are They Now?
May 21, 2013
The goat tells the woman, “Ya better not snitch on a player” and “keep ya mouth shut.”GM Is Racist, Pepsi Is Sexist & More in the Week in Offensive Ads (Video)
May 2, 2013
Historical Examples of snitch
Snitch, to give information to the police, to turn approver.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
"Now, I'm not going to snitch on my mates," said McCarty decidedly.The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle
Wilmer M. Ely
The computers I love are being co-opted, used to spy on us, control us, snitch on us.Little Brother
A promise is a promise, especially to a small boy who scorns to "snitch."Sheila of Big Wreck Cove
James A. Cooper
Will you promise not to snitch if I tell you how to stop it, even if you don't go there yourself?The White Moll
Frank L. Packard
- (tr) to steal; take, esp in an underhand way
- (intr) to act as an informer
- an informer; telltale
- the nose
Word Origin for snitch
"informer," 1785, probably from underworld slang meaning "the nose" (1700), which apparently developed from an earlier meaning "fillip on the nose" (1670s). Snitcher in same sense is from 1827.