This online dictionary gives several definitions for the word 'snapper'.
See points 4 & 5 from the Collins English Dictionary:
n pl -per, -pers
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any large sharp-toothed percoid food fish of the family Lutjanidae of warm and tropical coastal regions See also red snapper
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) a sparid food fish, Chrysophrys auratus, of Australia and New Zealand, that has a pinkish body covered with blue spots
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) another name for the bluefish or the snapping turtle
4. a person or thing that snaps
5. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Photography) Informal a person who take snapshots; photographer Also called (for senses 1, 2) schnapper
"to snap" means to break in half, such as snap a twig (small tree limb). It could also mean to rub the thumb and middle finger together to make a noise -- snap you fingers. People who do those things are not usually called snappers.
"to snap" means to break in half, such as snap a twig (small tree limb). It could also mean to rub the thumb and middle finger together to make a noise -- snap you fingers.
It can also mean to go crazy. "I don't what's wrong with him, he just snapped."
I'm sure that "to snap" has many other regional-dialect meanings in various parts of the world. I think Xantipius will have to clarify what meaning he is referring to. I think I have also heard "to snap something" as meaning "to steal something".
There are a lot of words that are not in the English language so we steal them for out own use - that is how languages grow. Like a famous president said "the French don't have a word for entrepeneur".
Someone asked a really interesting question: "how do you say 'voilà' in your language" - almost every language had imported the word because it was so useful.
On the other hand, no matter what language the locals speak "no problem" said with a smile will get you out of almost any difficulty.
by GrimJack: damn spellchecker does not read my mind
For a while, the cocktail was called a Red Snapper because the term "bloody" was considered rude.
Joe DiMaggio and Ava Gardner enjoyed the drink, as did a number of U.S. presidents.
Bradley corrected an impression about the origins of the drink's name. It has nothing to do with the 16th Century Queen Mary I of England, Bradley said, but rather comes from a customer's fond memory of a waitress named Mary who worked at a Chicago bar called the Bucket of Blood.
More than a million Bloody Marys are served daily in the United States, said Martin Silver, President of Georgi Vodka Co. and the Tri-State Hospitality Association.
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