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"to blow or wipe the nose," c.1100, now Scottish and dialectal, from Old English snytan, related to Old Norse snyta, Middle Dutch snuten, Old High German snuzen, German schneuzen "to blow one's nose," and to snot.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for snite

Historical Examples of snite

  • It is from the old English snyten, to blow, and was originally a verb—to snite the candle, or put it out.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

    Alice Morse Earle

  • One of these is Snite thingthi tegaze, which means “winter will not come back.”