An example of snicker is what someone does after a silly joke is told.
An example of snicker is what you do when you hear something funny at which you don't want to laugh loudly.
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.