We had a little goose that was laying golden eggs, and they told us to snip its head off.
But when the dizziness began to go off, she whisked her little scissors out of her apron pocket, and snip!
And snip did go at him, as if he would "tear him limb from limb," as the story-books say.
He ought to be ashamed to snip off my finger, and then call me tough.
“Why, snip and Snap,” said Maisie eagerly, still holding back.
Absorbedly, Stone took them from her, and one by one he used them to snip at a sheet of paper from the library desk.
I want you to take him below to snip, who will measure him for his uniforms.
Molly returned with the carving knife and fork, and Richard Blount began to snip off small pieces.
The only ones who hesitated were my landlord, Nora Magee, and snip the tailor.
One imagined things floating in it; even that it might tinkle to the snip of a finger nail, like a crystal rim.
1550s, "small piece of cut-out cloth," probably from Dutch or Low German snippen "to snip, shred," of imitative origin. Meaning "cut made by scissors" is from 1590s. As a nickname or cant word for a tailor, 1590s. Snip-snap-snorum, the card game, is 1755, from Low German.
"to cut at one light, quick stroke," 1580s, from snip (n.). Related: Snipped; snipping.