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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: From the sound

snicker

verb
     
snick‧er [intransitive]
American English to laugh quietly and in a way that is not nice at something which is not supposed to be funny [= snigger British English]
snicker at
The other students snickered at Steve.
snicker noun [countable]
a barely hidden snicker

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