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snippy

[snip-ee] /ˈsnɪp i/
adjective, snippier, snippiest.
1.
sharp or curt, especially in a supercilious or haughty way; impertinent.
2.
scrappy or fragmentary.
Also, snippety
[snip-i-tee] /ˈsnɪp ɪ ti/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; snip + -y1
Related forms
snippily, adverb
snippiness, snippetiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snippety

snippy

/ˈsnɪpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
scrappy; fragmentary
2.
(informal) fault-finding
3.
(dialect) mean; stingy
Derived Forms
snippily, adverb
snippiness, noun
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