Saturday, May 31, 2014


Definition: (from
-verb (used without object)
1. to chuckle gleefully
-verb (used with object)
2. to express with a gleeful chuckle
3. a gleeful chuckle

"The birthday girl chortled as she opened her gifts."
"The woman started to chortle uncontrollably when the millionaire proposed to her."

Origin: (from
"coined 1872 by Lewis Carroll in 'Through the Looking Glass,' perhaps from chuckle and snort. Related: Chortled; chortling. As a noun, from 1903."

Awkwardness rating: 7
Finally landed myself a rich one! I'll chortle all the way to the bank! (