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snip·py

 (snĭp′ē)
adj. snip·pi·er, snip·pi·est Informal
1. Sharp-tongued; impertinent: a snippy retort.
2. Occurring in pieces; fragmentary.

snippy

(ˈsnɪpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
1. scrappy; fragmentary
2. informal fault-finding
3. dialect mean; stingy
ˈsnippily adv
ˈsnippiness n

snip•py

(ˈsnɪp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
1. sharp or curt, esp. in a contemptuous or haughty way.
2. scrappy or fragmentary.
Often, snip′pe•ty (-ɪ ti)
[1720–30]
snip′pi•ly, adv.
snip′pi•ness, n.
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snippy

adj (US inf) person, toneschnippisch, kurz angebunden; to be in a snippy moodkurz angebunden sein
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