from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A snicker.
  • intransitive v. To snicker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A partly suppressed or broken laugh.
  • n. A sly or snide laugh.
  • v. To emit a snigger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See snicker.
  • intransitive v. See snicker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See the quotation.
  • n. A variant of snicker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disrespectful laugh
  • v. laugh quietly


Perhaps alteration of snicker.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
British variant pronunciation and spelling of snicker. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. (Wiktionary)



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  • I most certainly agree. We're a bunch of softies, we are.

    July 27, 2007

  • Slumry, if it's the news I'm thinking of, it wasn't apocryphal. Such a fuss over a word that merely sounded offensive....

    July 27, 2007

  • Then they would need to take a second look, wouldn't they? I remember a perhaps-apocryphal story aout a crusade against the word niggardly. There is enough genuinely racist speech to object to; we don't need to imagine it where it does not exist.

    July 27, 2007

  • It's a funny word but I hate to type it lest someone skip over the first letter somehow when they're reading it.

    July 27, 2007

  • snicker

    July 26, 2007