Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To drag a log along the ground by means of a chain fastened at one end.
  • v. To sneak.
  • n. A small eel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small eel.
  • intransitive v. To sneak.
  • transitive v. To chop off; to cut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut or chop off.
  • To cut; bite; nag.
  • A dialectal variant of snug.
  • n. An eel.

Etymologies

From British dialect. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perhaps you didn't know that a snig was a baby eel?

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • It parted with a "snig", and the red object left me like a flash of light.

    The Rifle Rangers

  • The slug or snig as they call it can grow and grow and the zombies STICK to it, being dragged around the screen, kicking and flailing.

    25th June '06

  • A snig of the red blade severed the thong; and the Indian's body sliding down from the withers of the horse, fell with a dull dead sound upon the turf.

    The Wild Huntress Love in the Wilderness

  • "Faith, and I wint an 'bought a practis' at onst, havin 'a snig little sum stowed away in the bank," continued Garry, "the savin's of me pay for the last five year an 'more, besides that money we all got for salvagin' the French ship, sure, of which I nivver spint a ha'poth.

    The Ghost Ship A Mystery of the Sea

  • "Somehow or other, I had got clutch o 'my bowie, and at the next opportunity I made a cut at the rope, and heerd the clean ` snig' o 'the knife.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • "Noa, noa, he be fast enough, never fear," rejoined the other; "sticking like a snig at the bottom o 'the pond; and, dang him! he deserves it, for he's slipped out of our fingers like a snig often enough to-night.

    Rookwood

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