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

 

snigger

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪɡər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snigger
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪɡər//
 
he / she / it sniggers
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪɡəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪɡərz//
 
past simple sniggered
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪɡərd//
 
past participle sniggered
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪɡəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪɡərd//
 
-ing form sniggering
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪɡərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪɡərɪŋ//
 
 
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(especially British English) (also snicker North American English, British English) [intransitive, transitive] snigger (at somebody/something) | + speech to laugh in a quiet unpleasant way, especially at something rude or at somebody’s problems or mistakes synonym titter What are you sniggering at? Word Origin early 18th cent.: later variant of snicker.

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