Snip-snap
Snip-snap \Snip"-snap`\, a. Quick; short; sharp; smart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Snip-snap — n. [Reduplication of snap.] A tart dialogue with quick replies. [R.] Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snip-snap — I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adverb Etymology: snip (I) + snap : in a snip snap fashion : with a snip snap II. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb 1. : to indulge in snip snap 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • snip-snap-snorum — /snip snap snöˈrəm/ noun A children s game of turning up cards, to the calls of ‘snip’, ‘snap’ and ‘snorum’ ORIGIN: LGer snipp snapp snorum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snip Snap Snorem — is an old game at cards, sometimes called Earl of Coventry. There are several methods of playing, but in the most common a full whist pack is used and any number of players may take part. The pack is dealt, one card at a time, and the eldest hand …   Wikipedia

  • Snap-dragon (game) — Snap dragon (also known as Flap dragon, Snapdragon, or Flapdragon) was a parlour game popular from about the 16th to 19th centuries. It was played during the winter, particularly on Christmas Eve. Brandy was heated and placed in a wide shallow… …   Wikipedia

  • snip — snip·er; snip·er·scope; snip·i·ness; snip·per; snip·per·snap·per; snip·pet; snip·pety; snip·pi·ness; snip·py; snip·snap·sno·rum; snip·tious; snip; gut·ter·snip·ish; …   English syllables

  • snap — pod·snap·pery; snap; snap·hance; snap·less; snap·pable; snap·pi·ly; snap·pi·ness; snap·ping·ly; snap·pish; snap·pish·ly; snap·pish·ness; snap·py; snap·shot·ter; snip·per·snap·per; snip·snap·sno·rum; un·snap; whip·per·snap·per; snap·per;… …   English syllables

  • snip — {{11}}snip (n.) 1550s, small piece of cut out cloth, probably from Dutch or Low German snippen to snip, shred, of imitative origin. Snip snap snorum, the card game, is 1755, from Low German. {{12}}snip (v.) 1580s, from SNIP (Cf. snip) (n.).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • snip — I snip 1. snip sb., pen, per, perne (flig) II snip 2. snip: snip snap snude …   Dansk ordbog

  • snip|per-snap|per — «SNIHP uhr SNAP uhr», noun. an insignificant fellow; whipper snapper …   Useful english dictionary

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