snicker

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Speech
snicker
Definition
Noun 
A stifled or broken laugh.
Etymology
Verb Intransitive
To emit a snicker: a stifled or broken laugh.
Etymology
Meaning note
intransitive
Verb 
To whinny.
Etymology
Meaning note
of a horse
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
US variant of the British snigger, possibly of imitative origin, similar to Dutch snikken ‎(“to gasp; sob”). The noun is first recorded 1836, from the verb. Compare also Scottish smicker ‎(“to smile or laugh in a sniggering or leery way, smirk”). More at smicker.
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