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Definition of snap exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    snap

     exclamation
    exclamation
    BrE BrE//snæp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//snæp//
     
     
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  1. 1you say snap! in the card game called Snap when two cards that are the same are put down
  2. 2(British English, informal) people say snap! to show that they are surprised when two things are the same Snap! I've just bought that CD too!
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the senses ‘make a sudden audible bite’ and ‘quick sharp biting sound’): probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German snappen ‘seize’; partly imitative.