noun Slang.

a nose, especially one of unusually large size.

Also schnozz, schnoz·zle [shnoz-uh l] /ˈʃnɒz əl/, schnoz·zo·la [schno-zoh-luh] /stʃnɒˈzoʊ lə/

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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for schnozzle

Historical Examples of schnozzle

  • 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 (def. 1)

Word Origin for schnozzle

alteration of Yiddish shnoitsl, diminutive of shnoits, from German Schnauze snout
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