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snuffle

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verb snuf·fle \ˈsnə-fəl\

Simple Definition of snuffle

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

Full Definition of snuffle

snuf·fledsnuf·fling play \-f(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to snuff or sniff usually audibly and repeatedly

  3. 2 :  to breathe through an obstructed nose with a sniffing sound

  4. 3 :  to speak through or as if through the nose :  whine

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to seek or test by or as if by repeated sniffs

snuf·fler play \-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


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snuffle

noun snuf·fle

Definition of snuffle

  1. 1 plural :  sniffles

  2. 2 :  the act or sound of snuffling

  3. 3 :  a nasal twang



1717

First Known Use of snuffle

1717


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