Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “snip”

snip

verb [I or T] uk   /snɪp/ (-pp-) us  
to cut something with scissors, usually with small, quick cuts: Have you seen the scissors? I want to snip off this loose thread. I snipped out the article and gave it to her.

snip

noun uk   /snɪp/ us  

snip noun (CUT)

[C] a quick, short cut with scissors: Give it a snip with the scissors. the snip UK informal humorous a vasectomy

snip noun (CHEAP PRODUCT)

[S] UK informal a product that is being sold cheaply, for less than you would expect: The sunglasses are now available in major stores, a snip at £12 a pair.
(Definition of snip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of snip?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cutting and stabbing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “snip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More