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snicker Syllabification: snick·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsnikər/

Definition of snicker in English:


[no object]
1Give a smothered or half-suppressed laugh; snigger.
Example sentences
  • For a good five minutes, we laughed, snickered, giggled, and chuckled our tension away.
  • And, I snickered, laughed internally, and asked some veiled questions about his movie.
  • They laughed and snickered with their yellow eyes glowing in the dark.
1.1(Of a horse) whinny.
Example sentences
  • Her snout split into an ear to ear grin and she snickered at him.


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1A smothered laugh; a snigger.
Example sentences
  • There were a few snickers as kids laughed at what everyone thought was a joke.
  • Everyone tried not to laugh but the snickers were there.
  • There was some scattered snickers and laughing around the room.
1.1A whinny.


Late 17th century: imitative.



Example sentences
  • He is obsessed with what kids snickeringly refer to as ‘potty humor,’ and his movies reek of it.
  • The profession that has been snickeringly compared to assorted plagues, now seems to be the target of one.
  • She patiently and interestedly (if somewhat snickeringly) listens to Mark Twain's theorizing.

Words that rhyme with snicker

bicker, clicker, dicker, flicker, kicker, liquor, nicker, picker, pricker, shicker, slicker, sticker, ticker, tricker, vicar, whicker, Wicca, wicker

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