snigger

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

Definition of snigger

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snigger

noun

Definition of snigger (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from snigger

Verb

sniggerer \ ˈsni-​gər-​ər How to pronounce sniggerer (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

Then early this week the list came out, and sniggering ensued—on both sides of the Atlantic. The Economist, "Copy and pasteAmerica produces an underwhelming list of Kremlin cronies," 3 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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, "Guillem Balague Makes Shock Revelation About Real Madrid Messi Interest in Twitter Q&A," 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

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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