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snap course

an academic course that can be passed with a minimum of effort.
Also called gut course.
Origin of snap course
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  1. Energy; vim; dash; pizzazz (1865+)
  2. A photograph; snapshot (1894+)
  3. An insult, esp a public taunt: In the relative privacy of the dugout, the quick-tempered wreak havoc with what some teams call ''snaps'' (1990s+)


  1. : The photographer snapped him making a rude gesture
  2. To mock or tease; SNAP ON someone (1960s+ Black)
  3. To go crazy; freak out: that Richard Herrin should have snapped (1970s+)

[the third noun sense is found by 1648, but the current street and sports use is probably not a survival; the third verb sense is fr the cliche´ ''something snapped in his mind'']

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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