snicker

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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.

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snicker (plural snickers)

  1. A stifled or broken laugh

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snicker (third-person singular simple present snickers, present participle snickering, simple past and past participle snickered)

  1. (intransitive) To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.
  2. (of a horse) To whinny.

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