Brim vs Snapback - What's the difference?

brim | snapback |

As nouns the difference between brim and snapback

is that brim is (obsolete) the sea; ocean; water; flood or brim can be an edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water) while snapback is the reimposition of an earlier and usually higher tariff.

As a verb brim

is to be full to overflowing or brim can be of pigs: to be in heat, to rut.

As an adjective brim

is (obsolete) fierce; sharp; cold.



Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) brim, brym, .


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) The sea; ocean; water; flood.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) brim, brem, .


    (en noun)
  • An edge or border (originally specifically of the sea or a body of water).
  • * Bible, Josh. iii. 15
  • The feet of the priest that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water.
  • The topmost rim or lip of a container.
  • The toy box was filled to the brim with stuffed animals.
  • * Coleridge:
  • Saw I that insect on this goblet's brim / I would remove it with an anxious pity.
  • A projecting rim, especially of a hat.
  • He turned the back of his brim up stylishly.
    Derived terms
    * to the brim


  • To be full to overflowing.
  • The room brimmed with people.
  • * 2006 New York Times
  • It was a hint of life in a place that still brims with memories of death, a reminder that even five years later, the attacks are not so very distant.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=July 3 , author=Piers Newbury , title=Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Djokovic, brimming with energy and confidence, needed little encouragement and came haring in to chase down a drop shot in the next game, angling away the backhand to break before turning to his supporters to celebrate. }}
  • To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.
  • * Tennyson:
  • Arrange the board and brim the glass.

    Etymology 3

    Either from (breme), or directly from (etyl) (though not attested in Middle English).


  • Of pigs: to be in heat, to rut.
  • Etymology 4

    See (breme).


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Fierce; sharp; cold.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • The reimposition of an earlier and usually higher tariff.
  • (slang) An adjustable, flat-brimmed baseball cap with snap fasteners on the back.