from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of snip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which is snipped off; a clipping.

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • He also knew that in snipping away even a small piece of malignant tissue they might endanger Frau H. by accidentally disseminating tumor cells and promoting the spread of what had already proved itself to be a highly malignant cancer.

    Vaccinating Against Cancer

  • In response to a recent article over at Business Week, "Snipping Credit lines for Small Businesses", which discusses how JPMorgan Chase and others are slashing small-business lending in an effort to shore up their balance sheets, I must, unfortunately, question the use of the word 'snipping'-which, to me, sounds like a tiny trim.

    dispatches from TJICistan

  • I've wanted to make a garden box for ages and love the idea of snipping herbs right out of my garden.


  • Katie, love the idea of snipping the basil with scissors.

    Basil and Parmesan Rice with Pine Nuts

  • Gosnell referred to it as "snipping," prosecutors said.

    Abortion Doctor Charged With 8 Counts Of Murder

  • Snipi, which became available as a free download from Snipi. com on Monday, helps you organize your online-shopping results by gathering, or "snipping," product information from Web pages and saving the information to lists.

    Organizing Your Online Shopping

  • All the time we had been together, I don’t recall snipping at her.

    2008 March « Exile on Ninth Street

  • By "snipping" one species out of a food chain, such as the ocean, humans could see extinction of other organisms in that chain.

    News for Opelika-Auburn News

  • Apparently Michael had scrummed while I enjoyed my Angus burger with provolone and bacon, but I caught Dominic's scrum, and he made some excellent points about how this kind of snipping is exactly what we don't need.

    A BCer in Toronto

  • Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks, which describes itself as a search engine as well as an experiment in folksonomies, has recently announced that it is currently working to abolish all 'snipping' from Flickr Hive Mind to Polyvore. com (to see an example of Flickr Live Mind in action at Polyvore, click



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