to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.
to utter with a snicker.
a snickering laugh.
- Also snigger.
- snick·er·ing·ly, adverb
- sneaker, snicker
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How to use snicker in a sentence
There were plenty of snickers and jokes about who would be the No.
The attitude of the local colleagues at first puzzled us, and then made us snicker in a superior way.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brace yourself, friends, for the new hate-and-snicker-fest on the right about the Obamacare numbers.
Each time I tried to begin a story, each time I said the word “gay” or “lesbian” or “transgender,” the gendarmes began to snicker.
He offered little evidence to that, and his testimony was reported to have made some of the jurors snicker.
“It sounds horrible,” Hef says on the phone from the Mansion in Los Angeles, punctuating his sarcasm with a snicker.
Enslee began to snicker again, taking some support in his shame from another man's disgrace.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
Jest tell her there's more Smithses wanted an' she'll leave the Greenses 'thout a snicker.'The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 | Robert H. Newell
A gratified snore from Dee and Miss Cox with a little snicker went to her room.At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins | Nell Speed
The snicker grew to a laugh—a laugh with a thread of grim menace in it, and a tinge of mounting man-hysteria.Back Home | Irvin S. Cobb
You see, I'm goin' to croak 'fore long—oh, you don't need to snicker; 't's a fact.Tramping with Tramps | Josiah Flynt
British Dictionary definitions for snicker
mainly US and Canadian a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
to utter such a laugh: Equivalent term (in Britain and certain other countries): snigger
(of a horse) to whinny
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