Sniffle Definition

snĭfəl
sniffled, sniffles, sniffling
verb
sniffled, sniffles, sniffling
To sniff repeatedly, as in checking mucus running from the nose.
Webster's New World
To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
noun
sniffles
An act or sound of sniffling.
Webster's New World
A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
snivelsnuffle
idiom
the sniffles
  • a condition of continual sniffling, as one resulting from a head cold or from an allergy
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sniffle

Noun

Singular:
sniffle
Plural:
sniffles

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sniffle

  • the sniffles

Origin of Sniffle

  • sniff +"Ž -le (“early modern English frequentative suffix")

    From Wiktionary

  • Frequentative of sniff

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

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