Sneaksby Sneaks"by, n. A paltry fellow; a sneak. [Obs.] ``Such a bashful sneaksby.'' --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • sneaksby — sneaks·by …   English syllables

  • sneaksby — ˈsnēksbē noun ( es) Etymology: sneak (II) + sby (as in such proper names as Grimsby, Ormesby) : sneak …   Useful english dictionary

  • -by — by, suffix (bɪ) forming 1. names of places (in the north of England), from by n.1, as in Grimsby, Netherby, Kirkby, Ormesby, Rugby, Whitby. 2. descriptive personal appellations, playful or derisive, as idleby …   Useful english dictionary

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