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snookums

noun

sweetheart; a term of endearment

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informal

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Word Origin and History for snookums
n.

trivial term of endearment, 1919, from Snooks, proper name used in Britain for "a hypothetical person" (1860), cf. Joe Blow in U.S. As an actual proper name, Snooks dates back to the Domesday Book and may be from Old English *snoc "a projecting point of land" (perhaps here with sense of "a big nose").

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sniffy

adjective

Disdainful; haughtily fastidious; fault-finding: even the sniffiest of lexicographers

[1871+; fr the mien of a person who often seems to be smelling something nasty]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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