Meaning of snavel in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsnavəl/


(also snavle)
[with object] informal Australian
  • Steal; grab.

    • ‘they'll snavel all the land’
    • ‘I may have to go out there and snavel myself a sexy guy with a V8, flannel shirt and dubious odour.’
    • ‘I've been told to just be wary when asking advice on horses for sale over the net in case someone else likes the horse and just snavels it up.’
    • ‘She just stands back and lets them snavvle whatever it is she's got at the time.’
    • ‘I simply snavvled the only bedroom in the house that is completely untouched by direct sunlight, at any hour of the day.’
    • ‘I'll have it at mine until I can snavle the trailer from work again.’
    purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift


Late 18th century (originally English slang): perhaps a variant of snaffle.