Snicker meaning

snĭkər
To utter a partly stifled laugh.
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A partly stifled laugh.
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To laugh in a sly or derisive, partly stifled manner.
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A sly or derisive, partly stifled laugh.
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A stifled or broken laugh.
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(intransitive) To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.
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(of a horse) To whinny.
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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.

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To neigh; nicker.
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To utter with a snicker.
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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.

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Origin of snicker

  • Perhaps imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary