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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNAPPER

Let them be sprightly, and, if possible, have a snapper at the end.

A side of fresh beef to-morrow and three dozen snapper on ice.

Snapper and Klick are continually worrying me to have Baby taken.

I continued, startling his sensibilities again with the noise of the snapper.

Flibbertigibbet was the snapper for a line of twenty or more girls.

If she is the Snapper, what has become of the poor youngsters?

This is Topper, and this is Snapper, they are both sweet on the girls.

But Temminck's Snapper is the wonder and gaping-stock of this house.

Let him do all this, and then confront him with the Snapper.

Mr. Snapper and Mrs. Snapper did go over to Hogglestock, and the duty was done.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who or that which snaps," 1570s, agent noun from snap (v.). Applied to various fishes since 1690s. Slang meaning "vagina" is by 2000. As a short form of snapping turtle (1784) it is recorded from 1872. Snappers "teeth" is attested from 1924.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SNAPPER

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