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noun (1)

snarl·​er ˈsnär-lər How to pronounce snarler (audio)
plural snarlers
: something that causes a snarl or tangle
a traffic snarler


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noun (2)

plural snarlers
: a snarling person or animal
… demanded to be represented as a guy "who is happy, and not a snarler".Emily Kasriel
… he was brutally antagonistic: a shouter and a snarler.Colin Mcgowan
New Zealand, informal : sausage
Barbecues just wouldn't be the same without old-fashioned snarlers wrapped in white bread and coated with tomato sauce.Rosaleen Macbrayne

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1929, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snarler was in 1598

Dictionary Entries Near snarler

Cite this Entry

“Snarler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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