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snitch (n.)

"informer," 1785, probably from underworld slang meaning "the nose" (1700), which apparently developed from an earlier meaning "fillip on the nose" (1670s). Snitcher in same sense is from 1827.

snitch (v.)

1803, "to inform," from snitch (n.). Meaning "to steal, pilfer" is attested from 1904, perhaps a variant of snatch (v.). Related: Snitched; snitching.

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Definitions of snitch from WordNet
1
snitch (v.)
take by theft;
Someone snitched my wallet!
Synonyms: hook / thieve / cop / knock off / glom
snitch (v.)
give away information about somebody;
Synonyms: denounce / tell on / betray / give away / rat / grass / shit / shop / stag
2
snitch (n.)
someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police;
Synonyms: fink / snitcher / stoolpigeon / stool pigeon / stoolie / sneak / sneaker / canary
From wordnet.princeton.edu