sniggle

verb
snig·​gle | \ ˈsni-gəl How to pronounce sniggle (audio) \
sniggled; sniggling\ ˈsni-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce sniggling (audio) \

Definition of sniggle

intransitive verb

: to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their hiding places

transitive verb

: to catch (an eel) by sniggling

First Known Use of sniggle

1653, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for sniggle

English dialect snig small eel, from Middle English snygge

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sniggle

Dictionary Entries near sniggle

snifty

snig

snigger

sniggle

sniggler

snip

snipe

Statistics for sniggle

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sniggle

The first known use of sniggle was in 1653

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on sniggle

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sniggle

Comments on sniggle

What made you want to look up sniggle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret plot to overthrow a government

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

April 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a bird amidst buds
  • Which is a synonym of propitious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!