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Dictionary Definition

snitch n : someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police [syn: fink, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary]


1 take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!" [syn: hook, thieve, cop, knock off, glom]
2 give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, stag]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Snitch



  • /snɪtʃ/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪtʃ


  1. To steal, quickly and quietly.
  2. To inform on.
  3. To contact or cooperate with the police for any reason.


To steal, quickly and quietly
To inform on
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  1. A thief.
  2. An informer, usually one who betrays his group.
  3. A nose (usage - UK: An itchy snitch) - see snitch/verification.



A thief
An informer, usually one who betrays his group
A nose
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Extensive Definition

Snitch may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, beak, bear witness against, beezer, betray, betrayer, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, blow the whistle, boost, borrow, canary, conk, cop, crib, defraud, delator, embezzle, extort, filch, fink, hook, inform against, inform on, informer, lift, make off with, narc, nark, nick, nip, palm, peach, peacher, pecker, pilfer, pimp, pinch, poach, purloin, rat, run away with, rustle, schnozzle, scrounge, sell out, shoplift, sing, smeller, snare, snatch, snitch on, snitcher, snout, spy, squeak, squeal, squealer, steal, stool, stool pigeon, stoolie, swindle, swipe, take, talebearer, tattle, tattler, tattletale, tell on, telltale, testify against, thieve, tipster, turn informer, walk off with, whistle-blower
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