snigger

[ snig-er ]
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verb (used with or without object), noun

Other words from snigger

  • snig·ger·er, noun
  • snig·ger·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for snigger

snigger

US and Canadian snicker (ˈsnɪkə)

/ (ˈsnɪɡə) /


noun
  1. a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled

verb(intr)
  1. to utter such a laugh

Origin of snigger

1
C18: variant of snicker

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