snapper

Definitions

Food

  • An inshore fish, Chrysophrys auratus, of the red snapper type found in New Zealand and the Arabian gulf

Slang

  • noun a child. The term, popularised by the Irish writer Roddy Doyle’s story and 1993 film of the same name, may have originated as a shortening of ‘whippersnapper’ or ‘bread-snapper’.
  • noun a male homosexual, in armed-forces’ usage
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