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noun Slang.
  1. a nose, especially one of unusually large size.
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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
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