Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bit, scrap, or morsel: "sparkling black bass ... strewn with snippets of coriander and basil” ( Gael Greene).
  • n. Informal A small or mischievous person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a tiny piece or part
  • n. a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small part or piece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small part or share; a small piece snipped off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)

Etymologies

From snip +‎ -et. Compare snippock. (Wiktionary)

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