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snig·ger

 (snĭg′ər)
n.
A snicker.
intr.v. snig·gered, snig·ger·ing, snig·gers
To snicker.

[Perhaps alteration of snicker.]

snigger

(ˈsnɪɡə) or

snicker

n
a sly or disrespectful laugh, esp one partly stifled
vb (intr)
to utter such a laugh
[C18: variant of snicker]

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.

snigger


Past participle: sniggered
Gerund: sniggering

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

snigger

verb
1. laugh, giggle, sneer, snicker, titter The tourists snigger at the locals' outdated ways and dress.
noun
1. laugh, giggle, sneer, snicker, titter trying to suppress a snigger

snigger

noun
1. A stifled laugh:
2. A facial expression or laugh conveying scorn or derision:
verb
1. To laugh in a stifled way:
2. To smile or laugh scornfully or derisively:
Idiom: curl one's lip.
Translations
chichotánípochechtávat sesmát se
fnisefnis
tirskua
cerekati se
flissa hæînislegahæînisfliss
にやにや笑う
킬킬 웃다
ķiķināšanaķiķināt
flina
หัวเราะเยาะ
bıyık altından gülmebıyık altından/kıs kıs gülmekkıs kıs gülmek
cười thầm

snigger

[ˈsnɪgəʳ]
A. Nrisilla f, risita f
B. VIreír disimuladamente
to snigger at sthreírse tontamente de algo

snigger

[ˈsnɪgər]
nricanement m, rire m moqueur

snigger

nKichern nt, → Gekicher nt; to give a sniggerloskichern
vikichern (at, about wegen)

snigger

[ˈsnɪgəʳ] (pej)
1. nrisolino
2. viridacchiare, ridere sotto i baffi
to snigger at → ridere sotto i baffi per

snigger

(ˈsnigə) verb
to laugh quietly in an unpleasant manner eg at someone else's misfortune. When he fell off his chair we all sniggered.
noun
an act of sniggering.

snigger

يَضْحَكُ ضَحِكاً نِصْفِ مَكْبُوت smát se fnise kichern χαχανίζω reírse por lo bajo tirskua ricaner cerekati se ridacchiare にやにや笑う 킬킬 웃다 gniffelen fnise zachichotać rir à socapa, rir com dissimulação хихикать flina หัวเราะเยาะ kıs kıs gülmek cười thầm 窃笑
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With despair I pictured to myself how coldly and disdainfully that "scoundrel" Zverkov would meet me; with what dull-witted, invincible contempt the blockhead Trudolyubov would look at me; with what impudent rudeness the insect Ferfitchkin would snigger at me in order to curry favour with Zverkov; how completely Simonov would take it all in, and how he would despise me for the abjectness of my vanity and lack of spirit--and, worst of all, how paltry, unliterary, commonplace it would all be.
They bore the poor limp body to the mass of the regiment, lolling open-mouthed on their rifles; and there was a general snigger when one of the younger subalterns said, "That was a good man
St Xavier's boys sometimes brought them in by stealth to snigger over among their mates; for the language of the grateful patient recounting his symptoms is most simple and revealing.