A professor at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books and movies. Notable because of his dubious allegiance to both the good and evil forces in the story. And also because, contrary to what the author's intentions probably were, some fans find him sexually attractive. The actor Alan Rickman being cast as Snape in the movies may have had a bearing on this.
person 1: Snape is so evil.
person 2: No way. There's clues that show he's good.
person 3: Well I bet Snape's good... in bed.
by Eyris July 3, 2006
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Severus Snape is the misunderstood tortured soul from the Harry Potter series. He is a Potions Master and the Potions teacher at Hogwarts. He is also the head of the great Slytherin House. Severus saves Harrys life over and over again and never gets any thanks for it. He only even loved one woman, Lily Evans Potter (Harrys mom) which is why he protected Harry for so long.

He also must play a role as Voldemort's favourite Death Eater so that he can spy on them for Albus Dumbledore (Headmaster of Hogwarts). In the sixth book Dumbledore asks Severus to kill him since he is dying anyway and he doesn't want Draco Malfoy to have to do it. Severus does it selflessly and is labeled a murderer and a traitor by all the Hogwarts people.

He is sexy and intelligent and a snarky bastard. He is also an only child. Liz C. said that Bellatrix LeStrange and Narcissa Malfoy were his sisters. THIS IS WRONG. They are not related at all they are only his acquaintances.

In the end it is Severus Snape who gives Harry a memory Dumbledore told him to. He was never a bad person, he was forced to play two roles and always wear a mask. He only did what he had to to win the war. And he did what he was told by Dumbledore, the only man who ever showed him any mercy.
"Poor Snape, he was used so much."
"Snape is so sexy! And so smart!"

girl 1- "Snape is such a bastard sometimes..."
girl 2- "Yeah, but it makes him that much hotter."
both- *sigh* "Oh yeah."
by Selene de Pompadour September 8, 2009
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Absolutely anything you want it to be.
Regional variants include "Snapey" and "Snapey Cormack".
Some say that Snape predates time and space.
Although many have speculated that Snapey is the original Snape, he and Baby Snapey are in fact twins, lending a whole new layer of complexity to intersnape relations.
Some say that all of Snapeism grew from a single snape. The rapid rise and proliferation of Snapeism can be attributed to the incredible speed with which snapes rise to prominence in their local communities. From these positions of authority, snapes preach of Snapeism, and the inevitability of complete snape domination. This phenomenon has been dubbed by leading sociologists as Snapevolution. Snapevolution is thought of in certain circles as humanity's final step towards divinity, and as such is a process to be welcomed and aided whenever possible.
As the author of this piece, I simply offer a heartfelt welcome to the ranks of Snapeism. But for those heretics that wish to remain uninitiated, I have but a single warning:
Snapey cometh.
So I snaped him good.
I like snapecakes.
Oversnaping is unsnapessary.
Seagulls snaping backwards.
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The abstact objectification of professor Severus Snape. This expression can be used to define a persons cunning, sneaky and greedy behaviour, similar to snake in the grass. It can also describe an action of backstabbish nature.
Fabio: Hey Yakopf, remember Sheniqua?
Yakopf: Yeah wasn't Pedro desperatly in love with her?
Fabio: Yeah, Micky fucking boffed the shit out of her.
Yakopf: That fucking Snape!
Fabio: He is the snapiest person i've ever known, snaping her
away like that.
by chris9004 January 29, 2009
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(adjective, noun)

1. To be Snape-like in nature.
2. Generally bad tempered, dislike those of the name Harry in particular.

3. If fond of the name Lily

4. Someone who hates Gryffindors out of principle.

(snaping, snaped, snaper)
"You're so Snape

"He was so Snape that is his green jacket reminded me of a black cape"
" Wow, he really is Snape. He just pushed Harry over."

"Oh yeah, that guy who likes Lily. He's a Snape."

"Omg, that Snape just trashed the Gryffindor common room. What a tool!"
by prithomas. November 15, 2010
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The very sexy Potions Professor at Hogwarts. Very sarcastic and arrogent but in a sexyful way.
Girl 1- That professor is so hot?
Girl 2- Which one?
Girl- Snape of course!
by Thatgirl09 July 24, 2006
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A persona created by J.K. Rowling who played the role of a professor in Hogwarts, a spy, a traitor, and a man with a burden. With his hand force, in situations where many other would have failed in doing what they had to do, he succeed thus continue his chain of regrets and guilt. Hence, his legend of battyness/vampiric/cruelity his person goes on.
Snarky and harsh Snape can be, but in the era where he grew and lived, it is often time the best shield and sword.
by hgoamyo September 1, 2008
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