Slang. the nose.
Informal. a snob.

verb (used with object)

Informal. to behave disdainfully toward; condescend to: New arrivals in the town were snooted by older residents.

Origin of snoot

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of snout Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for snoot

Historical Examples of snoot

  • Well, you hit Linski in the snoot, so what are you— Sit still!

    Ramsey Milholland

    Booth Tarkington

  • Nine whole feet from stub of tail to snoot, plumb full of cussedness, too.

    The Orphan

    Clarence E. Mulford

  • Like enough he'll learn to get the potato off'n the snoot of the can before long.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough

  • Asking questions in a matter such as this was a fine way to get a bust in the snoot.

    Sinister Paradise

    Robert Moore Williams

  • But if Eymogene gets into my bed again tonight I declare I'll bust her on the snoot, no matter what the park regulations is.

    Maw's Vacation

    Emerson Hough

British Dictionary definitions for snoot



slang the nose
photog films television a cone-shaped fitment on a studio light to control the scene area illuminated

Word Origin for snoot

C20: variant of snout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for snoot

"the nose," 1861, originally a Scottish variant of snout.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper