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 chortled
She chortled that Dubya was affable but a policy buffoon; she actually liked him personally, but hated his politics.
I find Ive bin lookin for a faithful spouse in the wrong direction, Mrs. Laing, he chortled.The Message|Louis Tracy
"We gave them a licking they won't forget so quickly," Pepe chortled.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
As the Cub spun around he banged Scotty with his free hand and chortled with glee.Smugglers' Reef|John Blaine
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.