sniggle

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verb snig·gle \ˈsni-gəl\

Definition of sniggle

sniggled

;

sniggling

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to catch (an eel) by sniggling

Origin and Etymology of sniggle

English dialect snig small eel, from Middle English snygge


First Known Use: 1653

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