verb (used without object), snif·fled, snif·fling.
Examples from the Web for sniffles
He was offered a tissue for his sniffles and he wiped his nose and eyes.Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Three: The Defense Gets Steamrolled|Diane Dimond|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When I won it, I pulled my chips off the table, which Sniffles didn't resist.
We all know that when London sniffles the value of handkerchiefs goes up in New York.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
David described a typical case of sniffles, with running at eyes and nose, and Bouvais laughed.The Courage of Marge O'Doone|James Oliver Curwood
Now in charge of my chips, Sniffles called the turn on every roll.
Now hear it once more, you that need to hear it—and damn all such poor pussyism as sniffles and whines and rejects it!The Lions of the Lord|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for sniffles (1 of 2)
pl n informal
British Dictionary definitions for sniffles (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for sniffles
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.