He was offered a tissue for his sniffles and he wiped his nose and eyes.
Now in charge of my chips, sniffles called the turn on every roll.
I made a break for it with the rest of the crowd, trying to keep my eye on sniffles.
When I won it, I pulled my chips off the table, which sniffles didn't resist.
Luella's eyes closed and her sniffles changed to a low howl.
His eyes snapped vindictively, while his ears joyed in the sniffles she emitted.
Now hear it once more, you that need to hear it—and damn all such poor pussyism as sniffles and whines and rejects it!
I get a night letter every morning, and, of course, if one of them got the sniffles I'd be off home like a shot.
Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
So the gay party set out on the back track, a-keepin' step ter sobs an' sniffles, an' that's how kem they seen no harnt.
1819, frequentative form of sniff (v.). Related: Sniffled; sniffling. The sniffles "runny nose, head cold" is recorded from 1825. Sniffly (1897) tends to refer to physical symptoms, while sniffy (1858) means "scornful, disdainful and disagreeable." Snuffy "annoyed" is from 1670s.
A runny nose from a common cold or allergy: lots of Kleenex for his sniffles (1770s+)