[ snig-uh l ]
/ ˈsnɪg əl /
verb (used without object), snig·gled, snig·gling.
to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their lurking places.
verb (used with object), snig·gled, snig·gling.
to catch by sniggling.
sneer, smirk, chortle, chuckle, giggle, snicker, cackle, smile, laugh, knock, guffaw, snigger, titter, mock, hee-haw, crow, snort, exult
Origin of sniggle
1645–55; snig eel (late Middle English snigge) + -le
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/ (ˈsnɪɡəl) /
(intr) to fish for eels by dangling or thrusting a baited hook into cavities
(tr) to catch (eels) by sniggling
the baited hook used for sniggling eels
Word Origin for sniggle
C17: from C15 snig young eel
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