- Present participle of snipe.
Variant of snipe
- pl. snipes any of various shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) with a long, slender, flexible bill used in probing for food, esp. a genus (Gallinago) living chiefly in marshy places
- a shot from a hidden position
- ☆ Slang a cigar butt or cigarette butt
Origin of snipeMiddle English snype ; from Old Norse snipa (akin to German schnepfe) ; from Germanic an unverified form sneb-, beak ; from base seen in snip, snap