- a nose having a prominent upper part or bridge.
Origin of Roman nose
First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for roman nose
That Roman-nose is a magnificent fellow—hes got no wife, has he, Daniel?
The jolly fat dame had an opportunity of meeting the Roman-nose and of shaking his hand: but, oh, the distress!
We also saw Mrs. Halls which is my little Roman-nose black girl, that is mighty pretty: she is usually called Betty.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
The Roman-nose said he heard one of the parrots say God dam.
We also saw Mrs. Ball, which is my little Roman-nose black girl, that is mighty pretty; she is usually called Betty.The Town
- a nose having a high prominent bridge