Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bit, scrap, or morsel.
  • noun Informal A small or mischievous person.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small part or piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From snip +‎ -et. Compare snippock.

Examples

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