WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
snick•er /ˈsnɪkɚ/USA pronunciationalso snigger /ˈsnɪgɚ/USA pronunciationsnigger v. [no object]
  1. to laugh quietly but disrespectfully:The children snickered when the teacher turned his back.[+ at + object]They snickered at his attempt to roller-skate.

n. [countable]
  • a snickering laugh.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    snicker /ˈsnɪkə/ n
    1. chiefly US Canadian a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
    1. to utter such a laugh
      Equivalent term (in Britain and certain other countries): snigger
    2. (of a horse) to whinny
    Etymology: 17th Century: probably of imitative origin

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