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snivel

[ sniv-uhl ]
/ 藞sn瑟v 蓹l /
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verb (used without object), sniv路eled, sniv路el路ing or (especially British) sniv路elled, sniv路el路ling.
verb (used with object), sniv路eled, sniv路el路ing or (especially British) sniv路elled, sniv路el路ling.
to utter with sniveling or sniffling.
noun
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Origin of snivel

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English snyvele; compare Old English snyflung 鈥渟niveling,鈥 derivative of snofl 鈥渕ucus鈥; cognate with Low German sn眉feln

OTHER WORDS FROM snivel

sniv路el路er; especially British, sniv路el路ler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snivel

snivel
/ (藞sn瑟vl) /

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
(intr) to sniffle as a sign of distress, esp contemptibly
to utter (something) tearfully; whine
(intr) to have a runny nose
noun
an instance of snivelling

Derived forms of snivel

sniveller, nounsnivelling, adjective, nounsnivelly, adjective

Word Origin for snivel

C14 snivelen; related to Old English snyflung mucus, Dutch snuffelen to smell out, Old Norse snoppa snout
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