Snitcher

snitch

2 [snich] Informal.
verb (used without object)
1.
to turn informer; tattle.
noun
2.
Also called snitcher. an informer.

Origin:
1775–85; origin uncertain

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snitch (snɪtʃ)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to steal; take, esp in an underhand way
2.  (intr) to act as an informer
 
n
3.  an informer; telltale
4.  the nose
 
[C17: of unknown origin]
 
'snitcher
 
n

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Word Origin & History

snitch
"informer," 1785, probably from underworld slang meaning "the nose" (1700), which apparently developed from an earlier meaning "fillip on the nose" (1676).

snitch
1803, "to inform," from snitch (n.). Meaning "to steal, pilfer" is attested from 1904, perhaps a variant of snatch (v.).
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snitch definition

[snɪtʃ]
  1. n.
    an informer. : Who needs a snitch? If he can't keep his mouth shut, he can beat it.
  2. in.
    to inform (on someone). (Often with on.) : The cops were waiting for us. Who snitched?
  3. tv.
    to steal something. : Why don't you snitch the salt from one of the other tables?
  4. n.
    a theft. (Underworld.) : The snitch went off without a hitch.
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snitcher definition

[ˈsnɪtʃɚ]
  1. n.
    an informer. (Originally underworld.) : Clare is a snitcher. Watch what you say around her.
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