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Is this a word?

snuck as in my kid snuck outside.. or is it sneaked...?


Asked by But_Mommie at 2:23 PM on Jun. 17, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (10)
  • Decided to google it. This is what they had to say:
    Which is correct: snuck or sneaked?

    Snuck is used in American and Canadian English as the past tense and past participle of sneak, but it is considered non-standard, i.e., ol for dialectal and informal speech and writing. The standard past tense is sneaked. Snuck is relatively new, an Americanism introduced in the late 19th century. The opposite has occurred to the past form of slink. Slunk was long the standard form, but then slinked appeared and is encroaching on slunk. Slinked is considered non-standard. Style guides at some of the biggest newspapers in Canada and the United States - including the Globe and Mail (1998) and the New York Times (1999) - ban snuck. But snuck may tiptoe into more formal writing over the years.

    Answer by treynlisa at 2:26 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • I say snuck! lol

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:27 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • yep, he snuck out. lol

    Answer by 2teens2LOs at 2:25 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • snuck

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 2:34 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • I think it depends on where you live. lol

    Answer by treynlisa at 2:24 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • I just noticed this got posted anon... I hate it when I accidentally hit that stupid box. lol

    I answered a question and realized that spell check didn't know the word 'snuck' so then I wondered if it was even a word. lol

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:30 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • there we go I am no longer anon!! :0)

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 2:30 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Yes it's a word and so is hung but everyone over here says hanged.  "shudders"


    Answer by beeky at 2:49 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • I say snuck as well

    Answer by mitchellb at 10:43 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • ive always said snuck.

    Answer by okmanders at 12:33 AM on Jun. 18, 2011