verb (used without object), chor·tled, chor·tling.
verb (used with object), chor·tled, chor·tling.
- chorus boy,
- chorus frog,
- chorus girl,
- chorus pedal
Origin of chortle
Examples from the Web for chortle
Lewis Carroll really did introduce the word “chortle” to the English language in his 1871 poem Jabberwocky.
He appeared also to be saying he had inside information about it that he could only chortle about, unable to spell it out.
They can yawp and chortle and call me Skyrider as if it was a joke.Skyrider|B. M. Bower
I thought you were a good enough pal not to want to chortle over me—as I know Geoffrey will—should the thing turn out a frost!The Hermit of Far End|Margaret Pedler
The Governor began to chortle after a quick glance at the vanishing red light of the Portsmouth car.Blacksheep! Blacksheep!|Meredith Nicholson
The convention on the landing understood every chortle in a truly marvellous way.The River and I|John G. Neihardt
Frighten me, floor me, then chortle with glee, And fly away fast from the gutter and me.
Word Origin for chortle
coined 1872 by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking Glass," perhaps from chuckle and snort. Related: Chortled; chortling. As a noun, from 1903.