snuffler


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snuf·fle

 (snŭf′əl)
v. snuf·fled, snuf·fling, snuf·fles
v.intr.
1. To breathe noisily, as through a blocked nose.
2. To sniff, especially repeatedly, as a dog.
v.tr.
To utter with a sound like that produced by snuffling.
n.
1. The act or sound of snuffling.
2. snuffles The sniffles. Used with the.

[Probably from Dutch snuffelen, to sniff about, probably frequentative of snuffen, to sniff, from Middle Dutch snuiven.]

snuf′fler n.
snuf′fly adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snuffler - a person who breathes noisily (as through a nose blocked by mucus)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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