snip pier

snippy

[snip-ee]
adjective, snippier, snippiest.
1.
sharp or curt, especially in a supercilious or haughty way; impertinent.
2.
scrappy or fragmentary.
Also, snippety [snip-i-tee] .


Origin:
1720–30; snip + -y1

snippily, adverb
snippiness, snippetiness, noun
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snippy (ˈsnɪpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
1.  scrappy; fragmentary
2.  informal fault-finding
3.  dialect mean; stingy
 
'snippily
 
adv
 
'snippiness
 
n

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