1. [syn: snip, snippet, snipping]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Snip \Snip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Snipping.] [D. snippen; akin to G. schnippen.]
To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with
shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to
break off; to snatch away.
Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my
parents from those vicious excrescences to which that
age was subject. --Fuller.
The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's
stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been
snipped off) [syn: snip, snippet, snipping]