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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
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  • It began to look as if the next thing this girl would do would be to compare me to schnozzle Durante.

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for schnozzle


(mainly US) a slang word for nose (sense 1)
Word Origin
alteration of Yiddish shnoitsl, diminutive of shnoits, from German Schnauzesnout
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