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snoot

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noun
  1. Slang. the nose.
  2. Informal. a snob.
verb (used with object)
  1. Informal. to behave disdainfully toward; condescend to: New arrivals in the town were snooted by older residents.

Origin of snoot

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of snout
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Examples from the Web for snoot

Historical Examples

  • Well, you hit Linski in the snoot, so what are you— Sit still!

    Ramsey Milholland

    Booth Tarkington

  • Nine whole feet from stub of tail to snoot, plumb full of cussedness, too.

    The Orphan

    Clarence E. Mulford

  • Like enough he'll learn to get the potato off'n the snoot of the can before long.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough

  • Asking questions in a matter such as this was a fine way to get a bust in the snoot.

    Sinister Paradise

    Robert Moore Williams

  • But if Eymogene gets into my bed again tonight I declare I'll bust her on the snoot, no matter what the park regulations is.

    Maw's Vacation

    Emerson Hough


British Dictionary definitions for snoot

snoot

noun
  1. slang the nose
  2. photog films television a cone-shaped fitment on a studio light to control the scene area illuminated

Word Origin

C20: variant of snout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for snoot

n.

"the nose," 1861, originally a Scottish variant of snout.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper