follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

snippet

[snip-it] /ˈsnɪp ɪt/
noun
1.
a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment:
an anthology of snippets.
2.
Informal. a small or insignificant person.
Origin of snippet
1655-1665
1655-65; snip + -et
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for snippet
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "Well, that Shirley snippet certainly isn't that," said Mrs. William sarcastically.

    Chronicles of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • "I dare say snippet has put it out of place," said big brother James.

    Little Grandmother Sophie May
  • The same scans are indexed by Google Books, but only accessible as snippet view.

    Adventures in the Philippine Islands Paul P. de La Gironire
  • She would have taken for granted that the pair wished to be alone together, though she would have regarded this only as a snippet.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • This was a mixture of picture-puns and broken words, after the fashion of the dreary puzzles still published in snippet weeklies.

British Dictionary definitions for snippet

snippet

/ˈsnɪpɪt/
noun
1.
a small scrap or fragment
Derived Forms
snippetiness, noun
snippety, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from snip + -et
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for snippet
n.

1660s, from snip (n.) + diminutive suffix -et.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for snippet

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for snippet

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for snippet