snigger
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈsnɪɡə/
Noun

snigger (plural sniggers)

  1. A partly suppressed or broken laugh.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, page 255,
      Here the unfeeling Toad broke into a snigger, and then pulled himself together and tried to look particularly solemn.
  2. A sly or snide laugh.
Translations
  • Italian: risatina
  • Russian: смешо́к
Translations Verb

snigger (sniggers, present participle sniggering; past and past participle sniggered)

  1. (intransitive) To emit a snigger.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, page 22,
      […] presently the Mole's spirits revived again, and he was even able to give some straight back-talk to a couple of moorhens who were sniggering to each other about his bedraggled appearance.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: ricaner
  • Russian: посме́иваться



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