Based on all posts above, I offer some of the common denominators in our search for a definition of "snubbie".
#1 Must be short.
#2 Must be capable of getting the job done at "up close and personal distance.
#3 Must be there when needed.
#4 Is capable of more than 2 rounds?
That last is more of a question. Must make room for derringerss I think?
"Snubbie" is a shortenened American word for "snub nosed". Dictionary says; " Having a short, upturned nose".
Kinda like in full recoil I think.