intransitive verb snick·er \ˈsni-kər\

: to make a short, quiet laugh in a way that shows disrespect

snick·eredsnick·er·ing \-k(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SNICKER

:  to laugh in a covert or partly suppressed manner :  titter
snick·er·er \-kər-ər\ noun
snick·ery \-k(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of SNICKER

  1. <he snickered at the puzzled look on her face>
  2. <only hard-core fans of teen sex comedies will snicker at this lame attempt>

Origin of SNICKER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1694



Definition of SNICKER

:  an act or sound of snickering

Examples of SNICKER

  1. <a snicker of derision when we heard their offer on the house>

First Known Use of SNICKER



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