Definition of snavel in English:


(also snavle, snavvle)


[WITH OBJECT]Australian
  • Steal; grab.

    ‘they'll snavel all the land’
    • ‘I'll have it at mine until I can snavle the trailer from work again.’
    • ‘I simply snavvled the only bedroom in the house that is completely untouched by direct sunlight, at any hour of the day.’
    • ‘I may have to go out there and snavel myself a sexy guy with a V8, flannel shirt and dubious odour.’
    • ‘She just stands back and lets them snavvle whatever it is she's got at the time.’
    • ‘I've been told to just be wary when asking advice on horses for sale over the net in case someone else likes the horse and just snavels it up.’
    purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift
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Late 18th century (originally English slang): perhaps a variant of snaffle.