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[snoot] /snut/
Slang. the nose.
Informal. a snob.
verb (used with object)
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
  • If he didn't have that big typesetter from Albany over at the Banner office to back him up I'd go over an' bust his snoot fer him.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

    George Barr McCutcheon
  • You have to cotch him by the snoot so he won't squeal, and clomp him tight while you knife him.

  • He never stopped to snoot and paw up the ground and sob himself into bronchitis over old Rienzi.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • John Toomey got hit with a hockey block rite in the snoot and broke his nose.

  • Every now and then I would play dog by sticking my snoot down in the hole to smell.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
British Dictionary definitions for snoot


(slang) the nose
(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
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Word Origin and History for snoot

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

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



The nose; snout; schnozz: Pokin' him one in the snoot (1861+)


To behave haughtily toward; disdain: people who snoot goat milk (1928+)

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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