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Related to snicker: snigger, snort


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.

[Perhaps imitative.]

snick′er·ing·ly adv.


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]


(ˈsnɪk ər)

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


Past participle: snickered
Gerund: snickering

I snicker
you snicker
he/she/it snickers
we snicker
you snicker
they snicker
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
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
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


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


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


[ˈsnɪkəʳ] (Am)
1. viridacchiare
2. nrisatina
References in classic literature ?
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.
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."
Even the lads and lassies giggled and snickered over their part in the affair, narrating with gusto how Larry had jumped on my chest and slept under the bridge, how So-and-So had slept out in the sandhills that night, and what had happened to the other lad who fell in the ditch.
Shit-talkers might snicker at the booster but Bill Coe don't give a damn.
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Once again, however, the audience was attentive, and there was not even a snicker when he removed his boots and socks to show us how to spray Dr.
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