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verb (used with or without object), noun
  1. snicker.
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Related formssnig·ger·er, nounsnig·ger·ing·ly, adverb
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Related Words

dump, twit, gird, slam, deride, jest, rally, caricature, leer, snicker, swipe, insult, lampoon, decry, travesty, crack, scorn, smile, gibe, slight

British Dictionary definitions for sniggering


US and Canadian snicker (ˈsnɪkə)

  1. a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
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verb (intr)
  1. to utter such a laugh
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Word Origin

C18: variant of snicker
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Word Origin and History for sniggering



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

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