Origin of titterof Germanic echoic origin, originally
- The definition of a titter is a nervous and half-hidden laugh.
An example of a titter is the laugh made by a schoolgirl in class.
- To titter means to laugh or giggle in a somewhat suppressed way.
An example of to titter is the laugh of a nervous toddler.
to laugh in a half-suppressed way, suggestive of silliness, nervousness, etc.; giggle
the act or an instance of tittering
intransitive verbtit·tered, tit·ter·ing, tit·ters
To laugh in a restrained, nervous way; giggle.
A nervous giggle.
Origin of titterProbably imitative