Word of the Day - snivel
snivel – s n ih v ax l
To cry or weep in a feeble way
She snivelled at the thought of leaving
Definition verb (used without object
to weep or cry with sniffling.
to affect a tearful state; whine.
verb (used with object) to utter with sniveling or sniffling. noun weak, whining, or pretended weeping. a light sniffle, as in weeping. a hypocritical show of feeling:
How to Pronounce
First known usage First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English snyvele; compare Old English snyflung “sniveling,” derivative of snofl “mucus”; cognate with Low German snüfeln