But no matter, we are allergic and getting more allergic, hear us roar (and sniffle and whine and hack).
Let's not have a sniffle," the chorus continues—"Let's have a bloody good cry.
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.