Let's not have a sniffle," the chorus continues—"Let's have a bloody good cry.
But no matter, we are allergic and getting more allergic, hear us roar (and sniffle and whine and hack).
"You'd have yelled yourself," muttered the boy, with a sniffle.
He shook hands with his opponent, who, stung by the rebuke, now began to sniffle.
At this moment a sound was heard on the other side of the door, something between a cry, a sniffle, and a sob.
Cant and vice and sniffle have groaned over these pages before.
"They are married in name only," said Mrs. Rodney, beginning to sniffle.
There was a sound that might have been a sniffle if it had come from anyone else.
Yes, mam, I could sniffle a week, dey been cut me such licks.
She tried to sniff contemptuously, but succeeded in producing only a sniffle.
1819, frequentative form of sniff (v.). Related: Sniffled; sniffling. The sniffles "runny nose, head cold" is recorded from 1825. Sniffly (1897) tends to refer to physical symptoms, while sniffy (1858) means "scornful, disdainful and disagreeable." Snuffy "annoyed" is from 1670s.