- (of animals) to force the breath violently through the nostrils with a loud, harsh sound: The spirited horse snorted and shied at the train.
- (of persons) to express contempt, indignation, etc., by a similar sound.
- Slang. to take a drug by inhaling.
- to utter with a snort.
- to expel (air, sound, etc.) by or as by snorting.
- Slang. to take (a drug) by inhaling: to snort cocaine.
- the act or sound of snorting.
- Slang. a quick drink of liquor; shot.
- an act or instance of taking a drug by inhalation.
- the amount of drug inhaled.
- British. snorkel.
Origin of snort
Examples from the Web for snorted
Contemporary Examples of snorted
There was a lot of weed, he snorted a ton of coke, was guzzling Bloody Marys.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
He inherited vast estates worth some £30m, all of which he sniffed, snorted and smoked away.The Secrets of Britain’s Wildest Aristocrats
October 20, 2014
As with the pills, it can be cut into eight doses, either used sublingually or mixed with water and snorted.This Anti-Heroin Drug Is Now King of the Jailhouse Drug Trade
July 17, 2014
It comes in a 5mg pill—a much lower dose than on the street, where meth can be 25-100mgs smoked, snorted, or injected.Why We Need Medical Meth + Cocaine
Valerie Vande Panne
February 22, 2014
Afterwards, the Toronto mayor allegedly went to a bar where he snorted cocaine.Rob Ford, Crack Smoking Mayor, Remains Defiant in Confrontation with Toronto City Council
November 14, 2013
Historical Examples of snorted
She instantly thrust in her head and snorted in the direction of the stranger.Way of the Lawless
Blinky snorted and stamped over to the window, stooping to peer at the machine.
Hiram snorted and there was silence while he filled and lit his pipe.
Sun Wu Kung snorted and said: “Who are you, who dare to speak to me?”The Chinese Fairy Book
He eyed the discontented features of his companions, and snorted violently.The Law-Breakers
- (intr) to exhale forcibly through the nostrils, making a characteristic noise
- (intr) (of a person) to express contempt or annoyance by such an exhalation
- (tr) to utter in a contemptuous or annoyed manner
- slang to inhale (a powdered drug) through the nostrils
- a forcible exhalation of air through the nostrils, esp (of persons) as a noise of contempt or annoyance
- slang an instance of snorting a drug
- Also called: snorter slang a short drink, esp an alcoholic one
- slang the snorkel on a submarine
Word Origin for snort
Word Origin and History for snorted
late 14c., "to snore," probably related to snore (v.). Meaning "breathe through the nose with a harsh sound" first recorded 1520s. Sense of "express contempt" is from 1818. Meaning "to inhale cocaine" is first attested 1935. Related: Snorted; snorting. American English snorter "something fierce or furious" is from 1833.
1808, "act of snorting," from snort (v.). Meaning "a drink of liquor" (especially whiskey) is from 1889.