from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To breathe noisily, as through a blocked nose.
- intransitive v. To sniff.
- intransitive v. To talk or sing nasally; whine.
- transitive v. To utter in a snuffling tone.
- n. The act of snuffling or the sound produced by it.
- n. The sniffles. Used with the.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to sniff with the nose loudly and audibly
- v. to make something or someone quiet.
- v. to travel in a car at the pace of a snail.
- v. to sniff or smell something very loudly; harsh
- n. An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To speak through the nose; to breathe through the nose when it is obstructed, so as to make a broken sound.
- n. The act of snuffing; a sound made by the air passing through the nose when obstructed.
- n. An affected nasal twang; hence, cant; hypocrisy.
- n. Obstruction of the nose by mucus; nasal catarrh of infants or children.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To breathe hard through the nose, or through the nose when obstructed; draw the breath noisily on account of obstructions in the nasal passages; snuff up mucus in the nose by short catches of breath; speak through the nose: sometimes used, especially in the present participle, of affected, canting talk or persons: as, a snuffling fellow.
- To take offense.
- n. A sound made by the passage of air through the nostrils; the audible drawing up of air or of mucus by inhalation, especially in short catches of breath.
- n. plural Troublesome mucous discharge from the nostrils. Also sniffles.
- n. A speaking through the nose, especially with short audible breaths; an affected nasal twang; hence, cant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sniff or smell inquiringly
- n. the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
- v. cry or whine with snuffling
- v. snuff up mucus through the nose
Probably from Dutch snuffelen, to sniff about, probably frequentative of snuffen, to sniff, from Middle Dutch snuiven.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)