from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered in snags, or similar sharp projections.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of snags; full of short, rough branches or sharp points; abounding with knots.
  • adj. Snappish; cross; ill-tempered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of snags.
  • Abounding in fallen trees which send up strong stubby branches from the bottom of the water so as to make navigation unsafe.
  • Being or resembling a snag; snag-like.
  • Ill-tempered.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

snag +‎ -y.


  • My face had the hospital pallor, and, with my long hair and beard, I know I looked "snaggy" like a potato that has been forgotten in a dark corner of the cellar.

    Three Times and Out: A Canadian Boy's Experience in Germany

  • Recently I have switched over to Trilene Sensation for general mono use with Big Game or XT for snaggy cover or larger pike.

    What's Your Line?

  • As he returned to himself, Al noticed that in the whole time he was helping Measure, he didn't step on no twig that broke orget smacked by some snaggy branch flipping back from the Red in front of him.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Cleveland, Ohio, pro Frank Scalish has devised away to walk the dog in grass and other snaggy covers: He rigs a 7-inch YumDinger Texas-style with a 5/0 hook and no weight.

    Three Pro Bass Fishermen with 28 Ways to Catchfish

  • Yesterday makes even snaggy, pilled polyester look good to me, except that Calif. prop. vote--what's up with that?

    Round and About - A Dress A Day

  • Also, while I felt the instant nails-on-the-chalkboard of “100k+ people”, it was a snaggy kind of feeling – that I knew I was being blase and seeing what I wanted in taking offense without further thought.


  • Even the snaggy craggy oak-trees put out the softest young leaves, spreading thin, brown little wings like young bat-wings in the light.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • From St. Louis they took the boat for St. Jo, whence the Overland stage started, and for six days “plodded” up the shallow, muddy, snaggy Missouri,

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • But if one had not the slightest hint toward finding what one's nature was, then even stepping out on the path became a snaggy matter.

    Cold Mountain

  • As they walked on up the river they talked of the bird, and Ruby revealed what she felt to be her snaggy relationship with herons.

    Cold Mountain


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