Definitions for snickerˈsnɪk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

snick•erˈsnɪk ər(v.i.)

  1. to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.

  2. (v.t.)to utter with a snicker.

  3. (n.)a snickering laugh.

Origin of snicker:

1685–95; of expressive orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. snicker, snort, snigger(verb)

    a disrespectful laugh

  2. snicker, snigger(verb)

    laugh quietly


  1. snicker(Noun)

    A stifled or broken laugh

  2. snicker(Verb)

    To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.

  3. snicker(Verb)

    To whinny.

  4. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snicker(verb)

    to laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve

  2. Snicker(verb)

    to laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter

  3. Snicker(noun)

    a half suppressed, broken laugh

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