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



BrE BrE//ˈsnʌfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌfl//
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  • (less frequent snuffling) an act or the sound of snuffling The silence was broken only by the snuffles of the dogs. His breath came in snuffles.
  • Word Originlate 16th cent.: probably from Low German and Dutch snuffelen; compare with snuff ‘breathe in noisily’ and snivel.Idioms
    get, have, etc. the snuffles
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    (informal) to get/have a cold
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snuffle

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