titter









titter


verb (used without object)

  1. to laugh in a restrained, self-conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness or in ill-suppressed amusement.

noun

  1. a tittering laugh.

verb

  1. (intr) to snigger, esp derisively or in a suppressed way
  2. (tr) to express by tittering

noun

  1. a suppressed laugh, chuckle, or snigger

v.1610s, “giggle in a suppressed or covert way,” probably of imitative origin. Related: Tittered; tittering. The noun is first recorded 1728.

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