Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sniffle.
  • n. Plural form of sniffle.
  • n. The symptom of a runny or congested nose accompanying a cold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as snuffles.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Several of them have the sniffles, which is kind of scary with my immune system being so low.

    Mountain Climbing and Peach Eating

  • They have both come home with sniffles, which is a classic risk of being in a cattery after living in a protected home environment I suppose.

    Home.

  • Having the odd hypochondriac seeing the doctor about their sniffles is a cost, but its less expensive than someone not being treated for pneumonia in a timely fashion and landing in the ICU.

    Can We Really Afford Universal Healthcare? | Mind on Fire

  • Penelope Cruz sure does a great job as a fiery neurotic chihuahua type hope my sniffles are a mild cold and not allergies

    Baron VC

  • If you think the people going to emergency rooms for a case of the sniffles are a problem, think how many other minor ailments will become a case for the doctor when there is no cost to the patient.

    Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

  • With today's antibiotic-resistant germs and mutating strains, our grandparents' "sniffles" have been replaced in the eyes of the general public by potentially fatal pandemics, bringing with them a mixture of fact and myth that baffles many of us still wondering how best to protect ourselves and our families during these winter months.

    Craig Garner: Reducing Stress During Flu Season

  • With today's antibiotic-resistant germs and mutating strains, our grandparents'"sniffles" have been replaced in the eyes of the general public by potentially fatal pandemics, bringing with them a mixture of fact and myth that baffles many of us still wondering how best to protect ourselves and our families during these winter months.

    Craig Garner: Reducing Stress During Flu Season

  • When I have the "sniffles" I usually like to get over it and stop whining.

    The Guardian World News

  • Scientists have identified a protein that could help them understand why symptoms of the common cold such as sniffles and congestion last a certain time.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • If you have the "sniffles," please wear a mask, or just don't come.

    Beatrice Daily Sun News Articles

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  • Tory-smeller is craving Truffles.
    As tension in the casino mounts, some of the mullet crowd break out in isolated scuffles.
    He waits for his chance, and makes a beeline for the exit as the dealer shuffles.
    Never one for confrontation, Tory spends most of his waking hours trying to avoid kerfuffles.
    Sadly, all that is available in the lobby vending machine is a stale package of Ruffles.

    November 25, 2008

  • "Storyteller gets the Sniffles. He or she searches through his or her pockets, but can't find a tissue. (Such fruitless-tissue-searches are one of life's unsung tragedies, we fear. Sorry to dredge up any bad memories.)
    A Nice Person notices Storyteller's situation, and hands him or her a tissue."
    - Sara, 'A Tissue and a Piece of Candy' (playscript).

    November 25, 2008