Definition of sniffle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sniffle

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪfl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪfl//
 
 
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  • an act or the sound of sniffling After a while, her sniffles died away.
  • Word Origin mid 17th cent.: imitative; compare with snivel.Idioms
    get, have, etc. the sniffles
     
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    (informal) to get, have, etc. a slight cold
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sniffle

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