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snaky

[sney-kee] /ˈsneɪ ki/
adjective, snakier, snakiest.
1.
of or relating to snakes.
2.
abounding in snakes, as a place.
3.
snakelike; twisting, winding, or sinuous.
4.
venomous; treacherous or insidious:
a snaky remark.
5.
consisting of, entwined with, or bearing a representation of snakes or serpents, as a ring.
6.
Australian Informal. irritable, angry, or spiteful.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; snake + -y1
Related forms
snakily, adverb
snakiness, noun
unsnaky, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for snakily

snaky

/ˈsneɪkɪ/
adjective snakier, snakiest
1.
of or like a snake; sinuous
2.
treacherous or insidious
3.
infested with snakes
4.
(Austral & NZ, informal) angry or bad-tempered
Derived Forms
snakily, adverb
snakiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snakily

snaky

adj.

1560s, from snake (n.) + -y (2).

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