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

  • adj. Made up of snippets.
  • adj. Informal Snippy; impertinent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made up of short snippets
  • adj. irritable, snappy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ridiculously small; petty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Insignificant; ridiculously small; fragmentary.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I thought the snippety interaction between RDJ and Paltrow was one of the best things about this one, and the saving grace of the first.

    intertribal: iron man 2

  • Except Obama, who, despite all the snippety commentary, will likely win reelection.

    On to New Hampshire!

  • The greater question is “Why exactly are you in all seriousness (and I would assume with integrity?) wasting our valuable time with such snippety garbage?”

    Think Progress » A Challenge To Jonah Goldberg

  • I hadn't seen mah BAAAAAWDY since nine teen sixty THREEEEE .. .snippety snip, snippety snip ....

    Is That Legal?: When the Moon ... Is In The Seventh House ... And Jupiter ... Aligns with Greenville ...

  • And in a squeaky close race, infighting within the rank and file, both sides 'officials saying somewhat snippety things about each other, and what do you get?

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2008

  • Zenor nodded and took off gladly, not wanting to listen to more of Tarik's snippety As he left, he heard Danil's voice above the others, "Do you suppose your replacement is also in the caravan, Jofri?"

    Dragon's Kin

  • But, Lord! when you point a girl out in the car and say, 'Well, ain't that girl got the most gorgeous head of hair you ever saw in your life?' and your wife says: 'Yes -- Jordan is selling them puffs six for a dollar seventy-five this winter,' she ain't intending to be snippety at all.

    The Indiscreet Letter

  • Why, when I was first married I used to think that my wife was awful snippety about other women.

    The Indiscreet Letter

  • "Once or twice," he said, "I have had an article taken by one of the big reviews; sometimes I get some odd reporting to do; and whiles I just have to write chatty paragraphs about celebrities for the snippety papers."

    The Right Stuff Some Episodes in the Career of a North Briton

  • Americans don't have the highest hygienic standards I've ever seen, although they do get a bit snippety about odors.

    CHE > Latest news


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