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(exclamatory phrase) a playful indication of surprise, misfortune, or insult

popularized by Tracy Morgan of Saturday Night Live, OH SNAP is seemingly derivative of oh no you didn't where an insulted person, for example a guest of Jerry Springer or often a spunky African American woman contends the insult being made against him/her. While derivative of "oh no you di-int," OH SNAP has more of an emphasis on playfulness and can be said by people other than those being insulted.

see also: OH ZIP
Ted: Man, where you been all afternoon?

Darrin: I had to stop off at your mom's place for a nooner that last a bit longer than expected.

Ben: OH SNAP!
di DT 14 giugno 2004

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First known usage was by the 1980's rap song "Just a Friend" by Biz Markie. Its a "rated G" way of saying "oh shit"
So I came to her room and opened the door
Oh, snap! guess what I saw?
A fella tongue-kissin’ my girl in the mouth,
I was so in shock my heart went down south
So please listen to the message that I say
Don’t ever talk to a girl who says she just has a friend
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Commonly Used By Dave Chappelle, the phrase is an exclamation of surprise, reget, dissapointment, happiness, and many other emotions.
{Driving in a car and almost hitting a big animal}

"Oh Snap!"

or

{Having your ice cream cone fall on the ground right after buying it}

"Oh Snap"
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1)A term that seconds the taunting, comeback, and/or verbal abuse of another person.
Ashyle: Gah, Tom, why are you such a freakin' fatso?
Kevin: OH SNAP!
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an expression used to convey a feeling of exclamation
Oh Snap! I forgot, today is our anniversary!
di Thomas Lyons 19 febbraio 2004

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An expression meaning that one has been surprised by what has just occured. It is similar to saying "wow" or "holy crap" but implies a more laid back manner.
"So did you see the new... OH SNAP! A guy just ran buy with a katana!"
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1: The plural of "oh snap," its just beter.
oh snaps, that nigga be trippin.
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