Definition of snip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//snɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//snɪp//
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  1. 1[countable] an act of cutting something with scissors; the sound that this makes Make a series of small snips along the edge of the fabric. Snip, snip, went the scissors.
  2. 2snips [plural] a tool like large scissors, used for cutting metal
  3. 3a snip [singular] (British English, informal) a thing that is cheap and good value synonym bargain It's a snip at only £25.
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘a shred’): from Low German snip ‘small piece’, of imitative origin.
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