Dry snitching is the term Starr uses to describe telling on someone without directly stating their name. For example, Starr dry snitches during her television interview when she says Khalil only sold drugs to help pay off his mother’s debt to the “biggest drug dealer and gang leader in the neighborhood.” Though she does not mention King by name, she understands that anyone familiar with Garden Heights will know who she is talking about.
Dry snitching Term Timeline in The Hate U Give
The timeline below shows where the term Dry snitching appears in The Hate U Give. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.