sniggle

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Etymology 1Edit

From an alteration (perhaps due to giggle) of snigger, itself a variant of snicker.

VerbEdit

sniggle ‎(third-person singular simple present sniggles, present participle sniggling, simple past and past participle sniggled)

  1. To chortle or chuckle; snicker (often used in contempt).
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Etymology 2Edit

See snig ‎(a kind of eel) +‎ -le ‎(frequentative verbal suffix).

VerbEdit

sniggle ‎(third-person singular simple present sniggles, present participle sniggling, simple past and past participle sniggled)

  1. To catch an eel by thrusting a baited hook into its den.

Etymology 3Edit

From an alteration of snag +‎ -le.

VerbEdit

sniggle ‎(third-person singular simple present sniggles, present participle sniggling, simple past and past participle sniggled)

  1. (obsolete) To steal something of little value

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