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verb (used with or without object), noun
  1. snicker.
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Related formssnig·ger·er, nounsnig·ger·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for snigger


US and Canadian snicker (ˈsnɪkə)

  1. a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
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verb (intr)
  1. to utter such a laugh
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Word Origin

C18: variant of snicker
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Word Origin and History for snigger


1706, variant form of snicker (v.). Related: Sniggered; sniggering. As a noun from 1823.

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