schnoz

[ shnoz ]
/ ʃnɒz /

noun Slang.

a nose, especially one of unusually large size.

Nearby words

  1. schnitzler, arthur,
  2. schnook,
  3. schnorkel,
  4. schnorkle,
  5. schnorrer,
  6. schnozz,
  7. schnozzle,
  8. schnozzola,
  9. schoenberg,
  10. schoenheimer

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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