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Definition of "snippet" [snip•pet]

  • A bit, scrap, or morsel: "sparkling black bass ... strewn with snippets of coriander and basil” ( Gael Greene). (noun)
  • Informal A small or mischievous person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snippet" in a sentence
  • "Unfortunately, the effect of this snippet is almost ruined by the insipid reporter chick, who should just shut the hell up, stop being patronizing and let the geek dudes talk."
  • "This snippet is then followed by a long, godforesaken comment thread that includes responses to awful, racist rants by some Georgian named "Linda"."
  • "If this 'snippet' is an indicator of the rest of the interview who would want to watch the "Palin Lies" reruns?"