snuffle


1snuf·fle

verb \ˈsnə-fəl\

: to breathe loudly because you have a cold or have been crying

snuf·fledsnuf·fling \-f(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of SNUFFLE

intransitive verb
1
:  to snuff or sniff usually audibly and repeatedly
2
:  to breathe through an obstructed nose with a sniffing sound
3
:  to speak through or as if through the nose :  whine
transitive verb
:  to seek or test by or as if by repeated sniffs
snuf·fler \-f(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of SNUFFLE

  1. The child was snuffling in his room.

Origin of SNUFFLE

akin to Dutch snuffelen to snuffle — more at snivel
First Known Use: circa 1600

Rhymes with SNUFFLE

2snuffle

noun

Definition of SNUFFLE

1
plural :  sniffles
2
:  the act or sound of snuffling
3
:  a nasal twang

First Known Use of SNUFFLE

1717

Rhymes with SNUFFLE

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