- The definition of a snicker is a laugh that is stifled.
An example of snicker is what you do when you hear something funny at which you don't want to laugh loudly.
- To snicker is defined as to laugh in a stifled way.
An example of snicker is what someone does after a silly joke is told.
- to laugh in a sly or derisive, partly stifled manner
- to neigh; nicker
Origin of snickerechoic
intransitive verbsnick·ered, snick·er·ing, snick·ers
Origin of snickerPerhaps imitative.
- A stifled or broken laugh
(third-person singular simple present snickers, present participle snickering, simple past and past participle snickered)
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.