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  • n. Plural form of snitch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of snitch.


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  • She changed her mind, she testified, after learning that a paper identifying her and relatives, a description of her testimony, and the word snitches had been found circulating in city prisons.

    Phillies Zone

  • Not all that long ago, the courageous few who dared to expose company cover-ups could count on being derided as mikkokusha -- "snitches" -- with no regard for collective harmony.


  • Then there are the prison doctor, the steward of the commissary department, and the parole officer, and under them are the guards and the "snitches" -- the latter not being officially recognized, although they wield an important influence, their reports against their fellow prisoners being seriously considered, and often made the basis of action by their superiors, which has no small effect upon the welfare of the jail.

    The Subterranean Brotherhood

  • Police and Allegheny County Jail administrators believe a jail inmate compiled the list of purported "snitches" -- people who have cooperated with authorities by reporting crimes, giving information on others, or testifying -- which they say is the most comprehensive they have ever seen.

  • A new law, however, entitles snitches to at least 10 percent of any payouts netted to the Commission.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • "snitches" - cash-hungry witnesses who will share their clues with you, but only for a price.

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

  • In these segments from the DVD Stop Fucking Snitching, Baltimore rapper Skinny Suge presents a no-holds-barred attack on "snitches,"

    The Story of a Snitch

  • We decry the gangster mentality when the talk about "snitches" but when we close ranks to defend the indefensible, is it really any different?

    Bean Bag

  • Sensing that many of the so-called "snitches" had not yet asked for the help of others, Stephen wagered that "none of these ladies ... live out of reach of somebody on the Farm to ask for assistance in that case."

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • According to her the guilty guy was betrayed by disloyal "snitches", while the sniveling Dookies maliciously and malevolently refused to rat out their innocent teammates.

    Selena, We hardly Know ye....


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