WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
snig•ger /ˈsnɪgɚ/USA pronunciation v., n. 

    snicker.snicker ck

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::

    snigger /ˈsnɪɡə/ n
    1. a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
    vb (intransitive)
    1. to utter such a laugh
    Etymology: 18th Century: variant of snicker



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