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

  • adj. Informal Sharp-tongued; impertinent: shocked by his snippy retort.
  • adj. Informal Occurring in pieces; fragmentary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. irritable; impatient; short-tempered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fragmentary; snipped.
  • Mean; stingy.
  • Inclined to be supercilious or ‘uppish’; snobbish.

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