intransitive verb-·fled, -·fling
Origin of snifflefrequentative of sniff
intransitive verbsnif·fled, snif·fling, snif·fles
- To inhale or exhale audibly through a runny or congested nose.
- To weep or whimper lightly.
- The act or sound of sniffling.
- sniffles A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
Origin of sniffleFrequentative of sniff
(third-person singular simple present sniffles, present participle sniffling, simple past and past participle sniffled)
sniff +"Ž -le (“early modern English frequentative suffix")