snicker


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Related to snicker: snigger, snort

snick·er

 (snĭk′ər)
intr.v. snick·ered, snick·er·ing, snick·ers
To utter a partly stifled laugh: "I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker" (T.S. Eliot).
n.
A partly stifled laugh.

[Perhaps imitative.]

snick′er·ing·ly adv.

snicker

(ˈsnɪkə)
n
chiefly US and Canadian a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
vb
1. to utter such a laugh. Equivalent term (in Britain and certain other countries): snigger
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse) to whinny
[C17: probably of imitative origin]

snick•er

(ˈsnɪk ər)

v.i.
1. to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.
v.t.
2. to utter with a snicker.
n.
3. a snickering laugh.
[1685–95; of expressive orig.]
snick′er•ing•ly, adv.

snicker


Past participle: snickered
Gerund: snickering

Imperative
snicker
snicker
Present
I snicker
you snicker
he/she/it snickers
we snicker
you snicker
they snicker
Preterite
I snickered
you snickered
he/she/it snickered
we snickered
you snickered
they snickered
Present Continuous
I am snickering
you are snickering
he/she/it is snickering
we are snickering
you are snickering
they are snickering
Present Perfect
I have snickered
you have snickered
he/she/it has snickered
we have snickered
you have snickered
they have snickered
Past Continuous
I was snickering
you were snickering
he/she/it was snickering
we were snickering
you were snickering
they were snickering
Past Perfect
I had snickered
you had snickered
he/she/it had snickered
we had snickered
you had snickered
they had snickered
Future
I will snicker
you will snicker
he/she/it will snicker
we will snicker
you will snicker
they will snicker
Future Perfect
I will have snickered
you will have snickered
he/she/it will have snickered
we will have snickered
you will have snickered
they will have snickered
Future Continuous
I will be snickering
you will be snickering
he/she/it will be snickering
we will be snickering
you will be snickering
they will be snickering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snickering
you have been snickering
he/she/it has been snickering
we have been snickering
you have been snickering
they have been snickering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snickering
you will have been snickering
he/she/it will have been snickering
we will have been snickering
you will have been snickering
they will have been snickering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snickering
you had been snickering
he/she/it had been snickering
we had been snickering
you had been snickering
they had been snickering
Conditional
I would snicker
you would snicker
he/she/it would snicker
we would snicker
you would snicker
they would snicker
Past Conditional
I would have snickered
you would have snickered
he/she/it would have snickered
we would have snickered
you would have snickered
they would have snickered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snicker - a disrespectful laughsnicker - a disrespectful laugh    
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.snicker - laugh quietly
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

snicker

verb
1. snigger, laugh, giggle, smirk, titter We all snickered at her.
noun
1. snigger, laugh, giggle, titter a chorus of jeers and snickers

snicker

verb
1. To laugh in a stifled way:
2. To smile or laugh scornfully or derisively:
Idiom: curl one's lip.
noun
1. A stifled laugh:
2. A facial expression or laugh conveying scorn or derision:
Translations

snicker

[ˈsnɪkəʳ] (Am)
1. viridacchiare
2. nrisatina
References in classic literature ?
If anyone tells you that a friendship can be deeper and bigger and more worth while than dollars and cents, or even more worth while than state politics, you snicker and laugh.
At seven in the morning, when Skipper rolled him out of the blanket and got up, Jerry celebrated the new day by chasing the wild-dog back into his hole and by drawing a snicker from the blacks on deck, when, with a growl and a flash of teeth, he made Lerumie side-step half a dozen feet and yield the deck to him.
The minister was preaching and everything was quiet and solemn when he heard a snicker behind him.
Still the seasoned veterans at this event didn't snicker.
Yet, as Sister faced the crucifix in the front of the classroom and the other students prayed loudly, more fearful of Sire Paddle than God, the snicker, even after repeats, went largely unnoticed.
But the hamlet glories in the name of F***ing, and is therefore a big attraction to sniggering Brits, who want souvenirs that they can snicker about back home.
The former Friends star let her mask slip when Michael Douglas announced Sean Penn as the winner for Best Actor, and as she was seated directly behind the "Milk" star, her an undeniable snicker, at Pitt losing out, could be seen.
I'd yell out a command and they would snicker in the background.
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The company is reintroducing M&M's crispy chocolate candies and Snickers Xtreme Bar.
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