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snippet

[snip-it] /ˈsnɪp ɪt/
noun
1.
a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment:
an anthology of snippets.
2.
Informal. a small or insignificant person.
Origin of snippet
1655-1665
1655-65; snip + -et
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snippet

/ˈsnɪpɪt/
noun
1.
a small scrap or fragment
Derived Forms
snippetiness, noun
snippety, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from snip + -et
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n.

1660s, from snip (n.) + diminutive suffix -et.

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