"to cut, clip, snip," 1700, colloquial, a back-formation from snickersnee. or else from a Scottish survival of a word from Old Norse snikka.
1962, American English, from common pronunciation of SNCC, initialism (acronym) for "Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee," the Black civil rights organization.
updated on February 02, 2023
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