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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).
A partly stifled laugh.
chiefly US and Canadian a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
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]
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.]
Past participle: snickered
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|Noun||1.||snicker - a disrespectful laugh|
|Verb||1.||snicker - laugh quietly|