snippy
adjective (snippier; -est) Etymology: 2snip Date: circa 1848 1. short-tempered, snappish 2. unduly brief or curt 3. putting on airs ; sniffysnippily adverb

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  • Snippy — Snippy, pronounced (snip ee), is an adjective meaning sharp or curt and Sharp tongued; impertinent . [cite web |url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snippy|title=Dictionary.com s definition of snippy] Examples Of Use 2000 U.S. presidential… …   Wikipedia

  • snippy — 1727, parsimonious; 1848, fault finding, sharp, from SNIP (Cf. snip) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Snippily; snippiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • snippy — [adj] curt abrupt, blunt, brief, brusque, churlish, gruff, impertinent, rude, sharp, sharptongued, snappish, snippety; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • snippy — [snip′ē] adj. snippier, snippiest 1. made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary 2. Informal curt, sharp, or snappish, esp. in an insolent manner snippily adv. snippiness n …   English World dictionary

  • snippy — UK [ˈsnɪpɪ] / US adjective Word forms snippy : adjective snippy comparative snippier superlative snippiest mainly American informal a snippy person is not patient and speaks to people in an angry way …   English dictionary

  • snippy — adj i rritati ngly critical, brusque or presump tuous. Snippy is a dialect word for cut ting in origin. She struck me as a little snippy snitch …   Contemporary slang

  • snippy — snip|py [ snıpi ] adjective INFORMAL a snippy person is not patient and speaks to people in an angry way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snippy — snippily, adv. snippiness, snippetiness, n. /snip ee/, adj., snippier, snippiest. 1. sharp or curt, esp. in a supercilious or haughty way; impertinent. 2. scrappy or fragmentary. Also, snippety /snip i tee/. [1720 30; SNIP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • snippy — adjective irritable; impatient; short tempered …   Wiktionary

  • snippy — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, aggressive, bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, brusque, cavalier, churlish, condescending, crusty, curt, gruff, harsh, high hat, patronizing, priggish, rough, severe, sharp, short, sniffy, snippety,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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