1an act of snipping something:he took a snip at a dandelion on the grass a small piece of something that has been snipped off:the collage consists of snips of wallpaper
) British informal a vasectomy:about 6,000 men get the snip every year, and numbers are increasing
2a surprisingly cheap item; a bargain:the wine is a snip at £3.65 dated a thing that is easily achieved. 3
) shears for cutting metal:tin snips
4North American informal a small or insignificant person:imagine that little snip telling me I was wrong!
cut (something) with scissors or shears, typically with small quick strokes:she was snipping a few dead heads off the roses [no object]:she inspected the embroidery, snipping at loose threads