—v.t. 1. to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like.
2. to remove or cut off (something) by or as by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose.
—v.i. to cut with small, quick strokes.
—n. 1. the act of snipping, as with scissors.
2. a small cut made by snipping.
3. a small piece snipped off.
4. a small piece, bit, or amount of anything: a snip of food. 5. Informal.a small or insignificant person.
6. Informal.a presumptuous or impertinent person.
7. snips,small, strong hand shears used by sheet metal workers.
8. Brit. Informal.a bargain.