snigger

[ snig-er ]
/ ˈsnɪg ər /

verb (used with or without object), noun


Nearby words

  1. sniffles,
  2. sniffy,
  3. snifter,
  4. snifting valve,
  5. snig,
  6. snigging chain,
  7. sniggle,
  8. sniggler,
  9. sniglet,
  10. snip

Related formssnig·ger·er, nounsnig·ger·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for snigger

snigger

US and Canadian snicker (ˈsnɪkə)

/ (ˈsnɪɡə) /

noun

a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled

verb (intr)

to utter such a laugh

Word Origin for snigger

C18: variant of snicker

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Word Origin and History for snigger

snigger

v.

1706, variant form of snicker (v.). Related: Sniggered; sniggering. As a noun from 1823.

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