Medical jargon which has passed into standard use. (The Kent trading standards officer, dealing with a complaint that a surgeon's fee for a vasectomy was too high, dismissed the charge, remarking that it was a snip, for which he found himself reported to the chief executive.) Snib and snick were dialect words for the castration of domestic and farm animals.

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  • 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

  • snip — [snɪp] noun be a snip informal to be surprisingly cheap: • At £20 for twelve, they re a snip! * * * snip UK US /snɪp/ noun [S] UK INFORMAL ► something that is being sold for less than you expect: »At a fiv …   Financial and business terms

  • Snip — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • snip — /snip/, v., snipped, snipping, n. v.t. 1. to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like. 2. to remove or cut off (something) by or as by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose. v.i. 3. to cut with… …   Universalium

  • Snip — may refer to:* The action of cutting something * Snip (software) * Common snipe * Single nucleotide polymorphism * Scotland Northern Ireland Pipeline, a pipeline carrying natural gas to Ireland from mainland Britain * SNIP, the abbreviation for… …   Wikipedia

  • Snip — Snip, n. 1. A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A small shred; a bit cut off. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. A share; a snack. [Obs.] L Estrange [1913 Webster] 4. A tailor. [Slang] Nares. C. Kingsley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snip — [snɪp] verb [T] to cut something in a short quick movement using scissors snip noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • snip — /snɪp/ noun a bargain (informal) ● These printers are a snip at £50 …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • snip — /snɪp/ noun a bargain (informal) ● These printers are a snip at £50 …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • snip — [snip] vt. snipped, snipping [Du snippen, akin to SNAP] 1. to cut with scissors or shears in a short, quick stroke or strokes 2. to remove by or as by such cutting vi. to make a short, quick cut or cuts n. 1. a small cut made with scissors, etc …   English World dictionary

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