from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sniffle; snivel; whine.
  • To steal; pilfer.
  • To eat hastily.


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  • A 'niffle' is a "human trifler, a man of straw and self-conceit... in the popinjay class... To call a person a niffle is to put them in their place, which is next to nowhere." - Ivor Brown, Assoc. Editor of the London Observer (1951 Time Magazine article) Could be a VERY useful word.

    November 5, 2015