Sneap

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sneap A reprimand; a rebuke. "My lord, I will not undergo this sneap without reply."
    • Sneap To check; to reprimand; to rebuke; to chide.
    • Sneap To nip; to blast; to blight. "Biron is like an envious, sneaping frost."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sneap To check; reprove abruptly; reprimand.
    • sneap To nip; bite; pinch.
    • n sneap A reprimand; a rebuke; a check; a snub.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sneap snēp to check, to rebuke: to nip
    • n Sneap a check, a reprimand, taunt, sarcasm.—Also Snape
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. sneypa, to dishonor, disgrace, chide, but also E. snip, and snub,

Usage

In literature:

But she was so shocked and sneaped that she found it more convenient to say nothing.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
She was "sneaped"; which fortunately made her red hair angry, so that she could keep some of her dignity.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Their sneaped squirmings upon the sofa were terrible to witness.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
Edwin, in the language of the district, was `sneaped.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
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