verb (used without object), snif·fled, snif·fling.
- sniff at,
- sniff out,
- sniffer dog,
- snifting valve,
Origin of sniffle
Examples from the Web for sniffle
But no matter, we are allergic and getting more allergic, hear us roar (and sniffle and whine and hack).Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let's not have a sniffle," the chorus continues—"Let's have a bloody good cry.
In those days she chose to sniffle very pityingly, yet becomingly, in the vain attempt to make me repentant.The Golden Road|Frank Waller Allen
And I have such a cold in the head—I can do nothing but sniffle, sigh and sneeze.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
At this moment a sound was heard on the other side of the door, something between a cry, a sniffle, and a sob.Fernley House|Laura E. Richards
Cant and vice and sniffle have groaned over these pages before.Walt Whitman Yesterday and Today|Henry Eduard Legler
There was a sound that might have been a sniffle if it had come from anyone else.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
1819, frequentative form of sniff (v.). Related: Sniffled; sniffling. The sniffles "runny nose, head cold" is recorded from 1825. Sniffly (1897) tends to refer to physical symptoms, while sniffy (1858) means "scornful, disdainful and disagreeable." Snuffy "annoyed" is from 1670s.