sniffly

adjective

snif·​fly ˈsni-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce sniffly (audio)
snifflier; sniffliest
: tending to sniffle
feeling sniffly
: having the sniffles
a sniffly nose
… his usual spring allergies … have left him sniffly.S. L. Price

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sniffly was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Sniffly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sniffly. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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