Definition of "snitch" [snitch]

  • To steal (something, usually something of little value); pilfer. See Synonyms at steal. (verb-transitive)
  • To turn informer: He snitched on his comrades. (verb-intransitive)
  • A thief. (noun)
  • An informer. (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 "snitch" in a sentence
  • "In these cases, these individuals were stigmatized with the label "snitch" or "stool pigeon.""
  • "And, you know, the term snitch used to refer to one criminal who ratted out another criminal in order to get a lesser sentence."
  • "I spoke to multimillionaire rap star Cam'ron about why he uses the term snitch and encourages people not to talk to police, says he himself would never talk to police."