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[sneyk-bit] /ˈsneɪkˌbɪt/
bitten by a snake.
Informal. unlucky; doomed to misfortune.
Also, snakebitten [sneyk-bit-n] /ˈsneɪkˌbɪt n/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Suddenly he started as if snake-bitten, sat up at his desk and reached for the telephone.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • To the snake-bitten mare he gave outspoken sympathy, to me his silence.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • "Don't say that," exclaimed the snake-bitten man, struggling to rise.

    The Gold Hunter's Adventures William H. Thomes
  • Your foot cannot be any worse than if you had been snake-bitten, surely, and you and I ought to have as much sense as the dog.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough
Slang definitions & phrases for snake-bitten

snail mail

noun phrase

Mail sent through regular postal service: Acrobat has the potential to pay for itself rather quickly by eliminating the need to send documents by courier or even regular mail (snail mail, as it is charmingly called by computer aficionados)

[1980s+ Computer; referring to the slowness of the snail]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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