from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rifle; plunder; kill.
  • To eat greedily.
  • To shovel with the bill, as a water-fowl seeking for food.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The next moment a dozen marines were piling down the after hatch to snabble the thieves as they feasted and threw the rock-hard little loaves blithely to any imploring hands or voices.

    Morgan’s Run

  • An 'did squot down to snabble their cheese an' their ceäkes,

    Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • First! (Wordnik says I'm the first to look up this word. Hooray!)

    Anyway, snabble is outdated slang meaning to steal, to snatch, to gobble up, etc. It's also a great deal of fun to say.

    May 25, 2010