verb (used without object), snuf·fled, snuf·fling.
verb (used with object), snuf·fled, snuf·fling.
Origin of snuffle
Related Words for snuffleinhale, smell, detect, wheeze, growl, grunt, mumble, mutter, bark, snuff, scent, inspire, nose, sleep, snort, roar, roll, whine, snarl, snap
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Historical Examples of snuffle
The boy began to sob, and drew his coat-sleeve across his eye with a snuffle.A Coin of Edward VII
From the stable came the snuffle and stamp of a feeding horse.Five Tales
Snuffle and wheeze—snuffle and wheeze of the asthmatic Chinamans breathing.Dust of the Desert
Robert Welles Ritchie
Smoke: Snuffle the nose and raise the fingers of both hands several times, rubbing the fingers against each other.
While Fraulein waited, trembling, several of the girls began to snuffle and sob.Pointed Roofs
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.