Definition of snicker in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsnɪkə


[no object]
  • 1Give a smothered or half-suppressed laugh; snigger: he could imagine them snickering as he passed she is a woman they all love to snicker at
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    • 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.
    snigger, sneer, smirk, simper; titter, giggle, chortle
  • 1.1(Of a horse) whinny: the horse flicked its ears and snickered with pleasure
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    • Her snout split into an ear to ear grin and she snickered at him.


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  • 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.


late 17th century: imitative.

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