nose job

noun Informal.

cosmetic surgery of the nose; rhinoplasty.

Nearby words

  1. nose guard,
  2. nose in,
  3. nose in a book, have one's,
  4. nose in the air, have one's,
  5. nose into,
  6. nose leaf,
  7. nose out,
  8. nose out of joint,
  9. nose out of joint, have one's,
  10. nose rag

Origin of nose job

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nose job

nose job


slang a surgical remodelling of the nose for cosmetic reasons
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Word Origin and History for nose job

nose job


"rhinoplasty," 1963, from nose (n.) + job (n.).

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Medicine definitions for nose job

nose job


Rhinoplasty, especially one performed for cosmetic purposes. Used informally.

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