snivel


1sniv·el

intransitive verb \ˈsni-vəl\

: to complain or cry in an annoying way

sniv·eled or sniv·elledsniv·el·ing or sniv·el·ling\ˈsni-və-liŋ, ˈsniv-liŋ\

Full Definition of SNIVEL

1
:  to run at the nose
2
:  to snuff mucus up the nose audibly :  snuffle
3
:  to cry or whine with snuffling
4
:  to speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner
sniv·el·er \ˈsni-və-lər, ˈsniv-lər\ noun

Examples of SNIVEL

  1. millionaires sniveling about their financial problems
  2. Woe is me, she sniveled.

Origin of SNIVEL

Middle English, from Old English *snyflan; akin to Dutch snuffelen to snuffle, snuffen to sniff
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SNIVEL

2snivel

noun

Definition of SNIVEL

1
plural dial :  head cold
2
:  an act of sniveling

First Known Use of SNIVEL

1600

Rhymes with SNIVEL

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