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adjectiveinformal Australian, New Zealand
Bad-tempered or irritable.
- ‘I've sounded a tad snitchy around here lately’
- ‘The play simply confirms the view of the nation as having the mentality of snitchy small-minded individuals concerned about the liquor laws.’
- ‘You do not mean those snitchy innuendos about your friends being freeloaders.’
- ‘He was called in to talk about snitchy people at work.’
- ‘She had another day with the books and the snitchy rich kids.’
- ‘A leopard mare we owned had become quite snitchy.’
- ‘"There's no need to get snitchy! I'm just trying to help!" he said.’
- ‘They didn't take all that much notice of each other, just ambled along, and were maybe a bit snitchy at times.’
- ‘There isn't anything fiendish, knavish, or snitchy about him — at least, that I know of.’
- ‘I asked him when we were going to that other place and he would not tell me; he was quite snitchy.’
- ‘She takes ages to get going, and you don't want to make her more snitchy than usual.’
1950s probably from snitch.
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