Definitions for snickerˈsnɪk ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.
(v.t.)to utter with a snicker.
(n.)a snickering laugh.
Origin of snicker:
1685–95; of expressive orig.
snicker, snort, snigger(verb)
a disrespectful laugh
A stifled or broken laugh
To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.
Origin: US variant of the British snigger, possibly of imitative origin, similar to Du. snikken "to gasp, sob." The noun is first recorded 1836, from the verb.
to laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve
to laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter
a half suppressed, broken laugh
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