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[shnoz] /ʃnɒz/
noun, Slang.
a nose, especially one of unusually large size.
Also, schnozz, schnozzle
[shnoz-uh l] /ˈʃnɒz əl/ (Show IPA),
[schno-zoh-luh] /stʃnɒˈzoʊ lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of schnoz
1935-40, Americanism; probably expressive alteration of nose, nozzle; schn- by association with any of several semantically related Yiddish words, e.g. shnabl beak, shnoyts snout, shnuk beak, trunk; for suffix of schnozzola see -ola Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Word Origin and History for schnozz

"nose," 1942, from Yiddish shnoitsl, from German Schnauze "snout" (see schnauzer).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for schnozz



(also schnoz or schnozzle or schnozzola or any of these spelled with sh-or snozzle) The nose, esp a large one; bugle: the rep of not havin' a big schnozz/ Five players broke their schnozzolas

[entry form 1942+, schnozzle 1934+, schnozzola and snozzle 1930+; fr Yiddish shnoz fr shnoitsl fr German Schnauze, ''snout'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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