Snuffle meaning

snŭfəl
To breathe noisily, as through a blocked nose.
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To sniff, especially repeatedly, as a dog.
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To utter with a sound like that produced by snuffling.
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The act or sound of snuffling.
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The sniffles. Used with the.
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To breathe audibly and with difficulty or by constant sniffing, as a dog in trailing; sniff or sniffle.
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To speak or sing in a nasal tone.
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(rare) To whine.
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To utter by snuffling.
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The act or sound of snuffling.
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A nasal tone or twang.
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(intransitive) To sniff with the nose loudly and audibly.
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(intransitive) To sniff or smell something very loudly.
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(intransitive) To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
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An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly.
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the snuffles
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the snuffles

Origin of snuffle

  • Probably from Dutch snuffelen to sniff about probably frequentative of snuffen to sniff from Middle Dutch snuiven

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