American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To utter a partly stifled laugh: "I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker” ( T.S. Eliot).
- n. A snide, slightly stifled laugh.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To laugh in a half-suppressed or foolish manner; giggle.
- To say in a giggling manner.
- Also snigger.
- n. A halfsuppressed laugh; a giggle. Also snigger.
- n. A stifled or broken laugh
- v. intransitive To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.
- v. of a horse To whinny.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve.
- v. To laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter.
- n. A half suppressed, broken laugh.
- n. a disrespectful laugh
- v. laugh quietly
- US variant of the British snigger, possibly of imitative origin, similar to Du. snikken "to gasp, sob." The noun is first recorded 1836, from the verb. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“= D or anyone. anyone thats not at school * snicker snicker* that is = D haha love you all! mwah!”
“Oh - wait - i'm sorry, right - I'm doing it for the purpose of pure altruism. * snicker snicker*”
“Wildlife candywwgm * snicker snicker* RT @Africafreak: Very "Unusual”
“(to be fair, most posts on the "ClayBoard" * snicker snicker* were postitive and expressed support)”
“* snicker snicker* And he thought I was a good girl!”
“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.”
“I agree with Pablo: Bush’s applause snicker is pretty disgusting.”
“It made me snicker, which is about as hard as I can laugh while using the Web.”
“This last election cycle displayed his true colors, especially the demeaning "snicker" at the expense of community organizers.”
“I mean c'mon, did you really think orchestral and "snicker" pan flutes would cut it for a short teaser trailer like that.”
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