verb (used without object), snuf·fled, snuf·fling.
verb (used with object), snuf·fled, snuf·fling.
- snuff stick,
- snug as a bug in a rug,
Origin of snuffle
Examples from the Web for snuffle
Heralded by the snuffle of the horses, light began glimmering over a chaos of lines and shadows, pale as mother-o'-pearl.Villa Rubein and Other Stories|John Galsworthy
No sound was heard but the snuffle that came from the plush arm-chair opposite, where Miss Pritchett was audibly weeping.A Lost Cause|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Smoke: Snuffle the nose and raise the fingers of both hands several times, rubbing the fingers against each other.
All night long barbarian men harassed the ship; they came scuffling down the passages, and stopped to snuffle at her door.The Voyage Out|Virginia Woolf
If he snuffle at the nose, he must snuffle cheerfully and with hope.Hints to Pilgrims|Charles Stephen Brooks
Word Origin for snuffle
1580s, from Dutch or Flemish snuffelen "to sniff about, pry," related to Dutch and Flemish snuffen "to sniff" (see snuff (v.2)). Related: Snuffled; snuffling.
1764, "sound made by snuffling," from snuffle (v.). Old English had snofl (n.) "phlegm, mucus." The snuffles "troublesome mucous discharge from the nostrils" is from 1770.