Definition of Snipy

1. a. Like a snipe.



Definition of Snipy

1. snipe-beaked [adj SNIPIER, SNIPIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snipy

snippersnapper
snippersnappers
snippet
snippetier
snippetiest
snippets
snippety
snippier
snippiest
snippily
snippiness
snipping
snippings
snippy
snips
snipy (current term)
snirt
snirted
snirting
snirtle
snirtled
snirtles
snirtling
snirts
snit
snit-fit
snit fit
snitch
snitched
snitcher

Literary usage of Snipy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Dog Book by William Arthur Bruette (1921)
"bench-show advocates deplore the fact that the type of setter developed by field trials has lost the old square muzzle and become what they term snipy- ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1907)
"Altogether he is greatly to be preferred to the long-legged snipy-faced terrier that Reinagle has sketched (fig. 5). While the foxhound has been bred so ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"... snipy face and a keen traut: eye. A stoop in the batk and i bend in the knees would hire giren the impression of ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"... The Scottish has snipe, a sarcasm ; snipy, tin in speech. Moor. SNIPE-KNAVE. A worthless fellow. ..."

5. Modern Short-stories by Margaret Ashmun (1914)
""What is it, snipy?" asked the other. "Got the blues again ?" "No, I ain't," said the seedy one, sniffing again. "But I don't like your talk. ..."

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