snig|ger [ˈsnıgə US -ər] v
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: snicker]
[i]BrE to laugh quietly in a way that is not nice at something which is not supposed to be funny
American Equivalent: snickersnigger at
What are you sniggering at? This is a serious poem.
>snigger n

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