Snip-snap

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snip-snap A tart dialogue with quick replies.
    • a Snip-snap Quick; short; sharp; smart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snip-snap A tart dialogue with quick replies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Snip-snap tart dialogue with quick replies
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Reduplication of snap,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. snippen; Ger. schnippen; closely conn. with snap.

Usage

In literature:

And, snip, snap, they began to make a little hole in the side, with their sharp claws.
"How to Tell Stories to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
Another snip-snap and more hair fell.
"Some Three Hundred Years Ago" by Edith Gilman Brewster
She came into the room where Peter and Snip-snap were doing their utmost for the baby.
"Dickory Dock" by L. T. Meade
At his heels were his two white terriers, Snip and Snap.
"Black, White and Gray" by Amy Walton
Snip-snap went the scissors Adrian used to cut off the finest bunches.
"The White Crystals" by Howard R. Garis
Jack gave me Snorum, and Snip and Snap are Snorum's sons.
"The New Rector" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In news:

Secret loves, caretaking loves, a man who snipped, another who snapped and my heart's delight.
A snip-snap film that plays like a political sitcom.
Snip candy hearts for an entire class in a snap.
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