Meaning of “snitch” in the English Dictionary

"snitch" in British English

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snitchverb

uk /snɪtʃ/ us /snɪtʃ/

snitch verb (TELL SECRETLY)

[ I ] informal disapproving to secretly tell someone in authority that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble:

She thought I'd snitched on her.
UK He snitched to my boss that I'd been making long-distance calls at work!
snitch
noun [ C ] uk us informal disapproving

You little snitch!

(Definition of “snitch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snitch" in American English

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snitchverb

us /snɪtʃ/ infml

snitch verb (TELL SECRETLY)

[ I ] to secretly tell someone in authority that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble:

If you keep snitching on your friends, you won’t have many left.

snitch verb (STEAL)

[ T ] to steal, or to take without permission:

I snitched a pencil from your deskhope you don’t mind.

snitchnoun [ C ]

us /snɪtʃ/

infml a person who secretly tells someone in authority that someone else has done something bad:

Don’t be a snitch.

(Definition of “snitch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)