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snicker

verb snick·er \ ˈsni-kər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of snicker

snickered; snickering play \ˈsni-k(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
:to laugh in a covert or partly suppressed manner :titter

snickerer

play \ˈsni-kər-ər\ noun

snickery

play \ˈsni-k(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of snicker in a Sentence

  1. he snickered at the puzzled look on her face

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Origin and Etymology of snicker

origin unknown


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snicker

noun

Definition of snicker

:an act or sound of snickering

Examples of snicker in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of snicker

1835


SNICKER Defined for English Language Learners

snicker

verb

Definition of snicker for English Language Learners

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


SNICKER Defined for Kids

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snicker

verb snick·er \ ˈsni-kər \

Definition of snicker for Students

snickered; snickering
:to give a small and often mean or sly laugh

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snicker

noun

Definition of snicker for Students

:an act or sound of laughing in a mean or sly way


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