- to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from juvenile or ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
- a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter.
- Slang. an amusing experience, incident, etc.: Going to a silly movie was always a giggle.
Origin of giggle
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Related Words for gigglergiggle, cackle, fit, roar, crow, bubbling, shout, chortle, peal, snicker, chuckle, gesture, rejoicing, shriek, guffaw, giggling, howling, babbling, amusement, cachinnation
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Contemporary Examples of giggler
Top Rising Searches Overall “Biden”—current vice president and giggler extraordinaire.
Historical Examples of giggler
She is a "giggler," who goes from absurd laughter into floods of tears.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
He indicated the giggler with one of his ugly-looking revolvers.The Lost Valley
J. M. Walsh
The younger one, the giggler, remained fascinated, but ready to fly at a moment's warning.
There is truly nothing more distressing than a giggler or one who is forever grimacing.The Girl Wanted
Thinking example better than precept, Furneaux did not reprove the giggler.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
- (intr) to laugh nervously or foolishly
- such a laugh
- informal something or someone that provokes amusement
- the giggles a fit of prolonged and uncontrollable giggling
- for a giggle informal as a joke or prank; not seriously
Word Origin for giggle
c.1500, probably imitative. Related: Giggled; giggling; giggly. As a noun from 1570s.