[ snig-er ]
/ ˈsnɪg ər /
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verb (used with or without object), noun
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM sniggersnig·ger·er, nounsnig·ger·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for snigger
US and Canadian snicker (ˈsnɪkə)
/ (ˈsnɪɡə) /
a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
to utter such a laugh
Word Origin for snigger
C18: variant of snicker
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