Snaggy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snaggy Full of snags; full of short, rough branches or sharp points; abounding with knots. "Upon a snaggy oak."
    • Snaggy Snappish; cross; ill-tempered.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • snaggy Full of snags. Knotty; having jags or sharp protuberances; full of short stumps or sharp points; abounding with knots: as, a snaggy tree; a snaggy stick.
    • snaggy Abounding in fallen trees which send up strong stubby branches from the bottom of the water so as to make navigation unsafe.
    • snaggy Being or resembling a snag; snag-like.
    • snaggy Ill-tempered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Snaggy full of snags
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Akin to Gael. and Ir. snaigh, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

His teeth were long and snaggy, and discolored by tobacco juice.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
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