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ˈsnɪk ərsnick·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snicker, snort, sniggerverb

    a disrespectful laugh

  2. snicker, sniggerverb

    laugh quietly


  1. snickernoun

    A stifled or broken laugh

  2. snickerverb

    To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.

  3. snickerverb

    To whinny.

  4. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Snicker or Sniggerverb

    To laugh slily, wantonly, or contemptuously; to laugh in one’s sleeve. Dict.


  1. snicker

    Laughter is a pleasant physical reaction and emotion consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can rise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered an auditory expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, or relief. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, surprise, or confusion such as nervous laughter or courtesy laugh. Age, gender, education, language, and culture are all indicators as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation. Some other species of primate (chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans) show laughter-like vocalizations in response to physical contact such as wrestling, play chasing or tickling. Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group—it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback.The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called gelotology.


  1. snicker

    Snicker is a verb that refers to the act of giving a half-suppressed, typically scornful or mocking laugh. As a noun, it is the sound or act of snickering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snickerverb

    to laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve

  2. Snickerverb

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

  3. Snickernoun

    a half suppressed, broken laugh

  4. Etymology: [Cf. D. snikken to sob, to sigh.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snicker

    snik′ėr, v.i. to laugh, to giggle in a half-suppressed way.—v.t. to say gigglingly.—n. a giggle, a half-smothered laugh. [Low Ger. snukken, to sob, Dut. snikken, to gasp; cf. Neigh and Scot. nicker; all imit.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. snicker

    Black man's penis Quicker than lightning the bitch was on my snicker"-- Ice Cube (Giving Up The Nappy Dugout)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Snicker in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Snicker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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