snigger

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
snig•ger /ˈsnɪgɚ/USA pronunciation   v., n. 
  1. snicker.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
snig•ger  (snigər),USA pronunciation v.i., v.t., n. 
  1. snicker.
snigger•er, n. 
snigger•ing•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
snick•er /ˈsnɪkɚ/USA pronunciation  also  snigger /ˈsnɪgɚ/USA pronunciation   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]
  1. a snickering laugh.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
snick•er  (snikər),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.

v.t. 
  1. to utter with a snicker.

n. 
  1. a snickering laugh.
Also,  snigger.  snicker•ing•ly, adv. 
  • of expressive origin, originally 1685–95


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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