snigger

verb
snig·​ger | \ ˈsni-gər How to pronounce snigger (audio) \
sniggered; sniggering\ ˈsni-​g(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce snigger (audio) \

Definition of snigger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

snigger

noun

Definition of snigger (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from snigger

Verb

sniggerer \ ˈsni-​gər-​ər How to pronounce snigger (audio) \ noun

Examples of snigger in a Sentence

Verb we sniggered as the actor kept forgetting his lines Noun a love scene that unintentionally drew sniggers from the audience
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Dour officials from the Department of Homeland Security who spotted his posts saw nothing to snigger about. The Economist, 8 June 2019 Then early this week the list came out, and sniggering ensued—on both sides of the Atlantic. The Economist, 3 Feb. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Together the two snigger through lectures on foley techniques in courses Kun has repeated rather too often. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 28 Dec. 2021 This offbeat comedy, which originally ran from 2007-10, thrives on less explicit social tensions: sniggers behind the back and raised eyebrows at the dinner table. The Economist, 26 Dec. 2019 Most football fans allowed themselves a brief snigger when Florentino Perez suggested that Real Madrid had tried to sign Lionel Messi many moons ago. SI.com, 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of snigger

Verb

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snigger

Verb

by alteration

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“Snigger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snigger. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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snigger

verb
snig·​ger | \ ˈsni-gər How to pronounce snigger (audio) \
sniggered; sniggering

Kids Definition of snigger

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snigger

noun

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