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[snuhb-nohzd] /ˈsnʌbˌnoʊzd/
having a snub nose:
a snub-nosed child.
having a blunt end:
snub-nosed pliers.
Origin of snub-nosed
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • A snub-nosed angel— What mocking dreams a man has, to be sure.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • His glance turned with pride to the snub-nosed child in the buggy.

    Dixie Martin Grace May North
  • At the snub-nosed little carbines that they couldn't fire back!

    Frontier Ballads Joseph Mills Hanson
  • He kept the snub-nosed automatic aimed at the easterner's belly.

    Check and Checkmate Walter Miller
  • She was a short, snub-nosed woman, with small, black eyes; kind and talkative.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • She was a little girl about his own age, freckle-faced, snub-nosed and red-haired.

  • The first is the freckle-faced, snub-nosed girl whom you like.


    O. Henry
  • A little, grey-eyed, snub-nosed civilian, to have insulted an officer and a gentleman!

  • Another waggish picture is made by the snub-nosed girl with her hair arranged à la Madonna.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • But there was no smile of spring in the dark eyes and the snub-nosed little face was solemn and old beyond its years.

British Dictionary definitions for snub-nosed


having a short turned-up nose
(of a pistol) having an extremely short barrel
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