Definitions for sneaksnik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sneak*snik(v.; n.; adj.)sneaked or snuck, sneak•ing

  1. (v.i.)to go in a stealthy or furtive manner; slink; skulk.

  2. to act in a furtive or underhand way.

  3. (v.t.)to move, put, pass, etc., in a stealthy or furtive manner:

    He sneaked the gun into his pocket.

  4. to do, take, or have hurriedly or surreptitiously:

    to sneak a cigarette.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (n.)a sneaking, underhand, or contemptible person.

  6. a stealthy or furtive departure.

    Category: Informal

  7. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: sneaker (def. 1). 1

  8. (adj.)stealthy; surreptitious:

    a sneak raid.

* Syn: See lurk.Usage: First recorded in writing near the end of the 19th century in the U.S., snuck has become in recent decades a standard variant past tense and past participle: Bored by the lecture, we snuck out the side door.snuck occurs frequently in fiction, in journalism, and on radio and television, whereas sneaked is more likely in highly formal or belletristic writing. snuck is the only spoken past tense and past participle for many younger and middle-aged persons of all educational levels in the U.S. and Canada. It has occasionally been considered nonstandard but is so widely used by professional writers and educated speakers that it can no longer be so regarded.

Origin of sneak:

1590–1600; obscurely akin to ME sniken, OE snīcan to creep, c. ON snīkja to hanker after

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneak(noun)

    a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible

  2. prowler, sneak, stalker(noun)

    someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

  3. fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary(adj)

    someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

  4. furtive, sneak(a), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious(verb)

    marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

    "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"

  5. sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot(verb)

    to go stealthily or furtively

    "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"

  6. sneak(verb)

    put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner

    "sneak a look"; "sneak a cigarette"

  7. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

  8. slip, sneak(verb)

    pass on stealthily

    "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sneak(verb)snik

    to move somewhere quietly so that people do not notice you

    They sneaked past the doorway and up the stairs.

  2. sneaksnik

    to take secretly somewhere

    teenagers sneaking beer into the concert

  3. sneaksnik

    to quickly look without permission

    I'll sneak a look at his passport to find out how old he really is.


  1. sneak(Noun)

    A mean, sneaking fellow.

  2. sneak(Noun)

    An informer; a tell-tale; a grass.

  3. sneak(Noun)

    , A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter

  4. sneak(Verb)

    To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen;

    to sneak away from company.

  5. sneak(Verb)

    To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.

  6. sneak(Verb)

    (informal, especially with on) To inform an authority about another's misdemeanours; to tell tales; to grass.

    If you sneak on me I'll bash you!

  7. Origin: From Middle English sniken ("to creep, crawl"), related to Old English snican ("to desire, reach for sneakily"), from Proto-Germanic *sneikanan, which is related to the root of snake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sneak(verb)

    to creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to sneak away from company

  2. Sneak

    to act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch

  3. Sneak(verb)

    to hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner

  4. Sneak(noun)

    a mean, sneaking fellow

  5. Sneak(noun)

    a ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also grub

Anagrams of sneak

  1. akens

  2. snake, Snake

  3. Snake

Translations for sneak

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go quietly and secretly, especially for a dishonest purpose

He must have sneaked into my room when no-one was looking and stolen the money.

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