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The ClueSassy lass (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer SNIP is seen frequently, appearing about once every 80 puzzles.
Cut with scissors
Short, quick cut
Tiny scissors cut
Sound made while working on a mop
DefinitionSNIP as a noun:
1. (snip, snippet, snipping) = a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
2. (clip, clipping, snip) = the act of clipping or snipping
SNIP as a verb:
1. (nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off) = sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
2. (snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back) = cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"