Meaning of sniffle

snif•fle

Pronunciation: (snif'ul), [key]
— v., n. -fled, -fling,
—v.i.
  1. to sniff repeatedly, as from a head cold or in repressing tears: She sniffled woefully.
—n.
  1. an act or sound of sniffling.
  2. a condition, as a cold, marked by sniffling (usually prec. by the): This draft is giving me the sniffles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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