Definition of snitch in English:


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Pronunciation: /snɪtʃ


1 [with object] Steal: he snitched the umbrella for when he went fishing figurative she was snitching a look out of the window
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  • After all, these nightly visitors aren't there to snitch snapdragons or pilfer peas.
  • Then the tantrums for not getting the right colour - or a sibling snitching the only one that was wanted - and so on.
  • So, I snitched a pack, and a spare lighter, and repaired to the study.
2 [no object] Inform on someone: she wouldn’t tell who snitched on me
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  • The audience hooted and hollered… and I looked around for those awful, horrible 13-year-old baseball playing boys, who had obviously snitched on us.
  • If it's any consolation to you, you haven't snitched on anyone.
  • What's more, officials have handed out around 2,000 yuan in rewards to people snitching on illegal sites.


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An informer: they thought he was a plant or a snitch
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  • Well, being a snitch or an informant does not make you martyr or mean that you are really copping out.
  • He said ‘You know what they do to any narcs, snitches, or informants even remotely implicated in the evidence?’
  • They rely mostly on snitches for their information.


late 17th century: of unknown origin.

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