Snuck

Snuck?

I heard this on TV recently. On British TV, I might add.

This is a word that does not exist in British English. The past participle of to sneak is “sneaked.” (How does anyone get from “sneak” to “snuck”?)

I can only refer you to this web page – where it implies snuck is not even “proper” US English.

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  1. bigrab

    I must admit to having used this word although I didn’t know it wasn’t right. Snuck seems a nicer word than sneaked somehow.

  2. jackdeighton

    To me snuck sounds harsh and implies loudness. Sneaked seems quieter, and also more, well, sneaky.

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