the sniffles

Definition of the sniffles

informal
:a slight or mild cold that causes a person to sniffle a lot
  • I have (a case of) the sniffles.

Word by Word Definitions

sniffle play sniffles
  1. : to sniff repeatedly : snuffle

  2. : to speak with or as if with sniffling

  1. : a head cold marked by nasal discharge

  2. : an act or sound of sniffling


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