snortle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of snort +‎ chortle

Verb[edit]

snortle ‎(third-person singular simple present snortles, present participle snortling, simple past and past participle snortled)

  1. (slang) A hearty laugh that is punctuated by a snort on the inhale.
    Brooke looked quite elegant in her gown until she snortled and champagne came out of her nose.

Usage notes[edit]

Although used sparingly in literature, it has become part of the lexicon of chat room descriptors that are used to describe physical actions to the person they are communicating with. The most common form is by a female to describe a personal reaction of extreme laughter to the point of embarrassment.

References[edit]

  • Merriam-Webster open dictionary.