Definition of snicker in English:
1Give a smothered or half-suppressed laugh; snigger.
- 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.
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1A smothered laugh; a snigger.
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.
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