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Synonym to the word snap, however different in that it's not used in the hip-hop culture. It can be used to describe 1. surprise 2. dismay 3. happiness.

First appearance: 1997, invented by two suburban elementary students: Jesse and Shawn.
1. Oh shnikes, you scared me!
2. Oh shnikes, I bombed that test.
3. Oh shnikes, I found $50!
by Shawn March 03, 2004
A word that reveals dismay or surprise depending on the context. Often replaces the use of the word 'shit' in a sentence or statement. Used increasingly during the 90's, can be seen used in the film Tommy Boy.
Holy Shnikes, I almost shit my pants.
by ShanwH January 14, 2006
word from the movie tommy boy, takes place of the word shit
"holy shnikes!" -Chris Farly
by biggin425 July 31, 2006
A variation of a curseword... also said as "shnikey" or "shnikies" when appropriate.
"I just got fired... shnike!"
by anonomous August 05, 2003
A commonly used phrase in Cincinnati Suburbs,(ex. Loveland, Milford, Madiera) and has even been found to have been used in parts of Southeast Indiana (ex. Batesville, Oldenburg). A varient on an expletive with a similair spelling, although often used in other situations. Other spellings of the word include shnikies, shnikeys, and shnikieys
Most Common Expressions: "Holy Shnikes Batman!" used in an intense situation

"Shnikes, That was Close" used in a close-call situation.
by AJ Cambro July 31, 2005
a way 2 swear with out actually saying a swear word. so yeah thats right u can say it in front of your mum.
Girl 1: BOO!!!!
Girl 2: Oh shnike, u scared me!
by Deelishas May 04, 2007
Fake/imitation Nike brand sneakers purchased off the internet.
I showed my friend these brand new Nike's I bought on Ebay and he said "Dude are you stupid-did you really pay money for these? They aren't Nikes, they're Shnikes"
by ILoveShnikes October 22, 2008