Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

Comments

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  • 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    Anyway, snabble is outdated slang meaning to steal, to snatch, to gobble up, etc.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