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Definition of snicker verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snicker

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪkər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snicker
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪkər//
 
he / she / it snickers
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪkəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪkərz//
 
past simple snickered
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪkərd//
 
past participle snickered
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪkərd//
 
-ing form snickering
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪkərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪkərɪŋ//
 
 
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(especially North American English) (also especially British English snigger) [intransitive] snicker (at somebody/something) to laugh in a quiet unpleasant way, especially at something rude or at somebody’s problems or mistakes synonym titter Although his friends snickered, they were still impressed. Word Origin late 17th cent.: imitative.

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