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



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 Originmid 17th cent.: imitative; compare with snivel.Idioms
    get, have, etc. the sniffles
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    (informal) to get, have, etc. a slight cold
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