snipping definition, snipping meaning | English dictionary

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snip  


      vb   , snips, snipping, snipped  
1    to cut or clip with a small quick stroke or a succession of small quick strokes, esp. with scissors or shears  
      n  
2    the act of snipping  
3    the sound of scissors or shears closing  
4      (Also called)    snipping          a small piece of anything, esp. one that has been snipped off  
5    a small cut made by snipping  
6      (Chiefly Brit)      an informal word for       bargain  
7    Informal   something easily done; cinch  
8      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a small or insignificant person or thing, esp. an irritating or insolent one  
      interj  
9    often reiterated   a representation of the sound of scissors or shears closing,   (See also)        snips  
     (C16: from Low German, Dutch snippen; related to Middle High German snipfen to snap the fingers)  
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