sniggering


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Related to sniggering: guffaw, amid, ridiculed

snig·ger

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

[Perhaps alteration of snicker.]

sniggering

(ˈsnɪɡərɪŋ)
n
the act of laughing slyly or disrespectfully
adj
laughing slyly or disrespectfully
Translations

sniggering

[ˈsnɪgərɪŋ]
A. Nrisillas fpl, risitas fpl
B. ADJque se ríe tontamente

sniggering

[ˈsnɪgərɪŋ] (pej) nrisatine fpl
References in classic literature ?
The boys at the counter fell to sniggering. The innkeeper came down from the upper room, apparently on purpose to listen to the "funny fellow" and sat down at a little distance, yawning lazily, but with dignity.
And yet, although I realise that when she pulls my hair she only does it out of pity--for I repeat without being ashamed, she pulls my hair, young man," he declared with redoubled dignity, hearing the sniggering again--"but, my God, if she would but once.
"Oh, just out of curiosity," said Lebedeff, rubbing his hands and sniggering.
A FATHER and son have been caught sniggering salmon - thanks to a new weapon in the war against poachers.