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


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


(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)
snip′pi•ly, adv.
snip′pi•ness, n.
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adj (US inf) person, toneschnippisch, kurz angebunden; to be in a snippy moodkurz angebunden sein
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Ah, the snippiness of mates, the gossip mill that's got it all wrong.
I find american comedians are (tricky) because the chat shows over there are often quite brittle, with lots of snippiness, so they come on all guns blazing.
Suppose that you were to ask me to push a little more at the envelope of this story about a couple who fell in love at first sight, I would remark that if we were to return to the deserted Boulevard where first they meet, we found find that these two characters are described not as big or small, per se, but, curiously, as "the taller one" and "the shorter one"; that is to say, they're measured one against the other, not on their own; likewise, they aren't in a master-servant relationship (in this too they are very modern), with the infantile truculence of Bouvard soon set up against the virtually sectarian snippiness of Pecuchet, all of it manifesting a remarkable double-mindedness and a potential for quixotic dialogue that appears to me to take its source in the creative person of M.
The plural of the simple Webster's Third word SNIPPINESS.