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  1. a person or thing that snorts.
  2. Informal. something extraordinary of its kind: a real snorter of a storm.
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Origin of snorter

First recorded in 1595–1605; snort + -er1
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Examples from the Web for snorter

Historical Examples

  • "Try a little of that fricandeau," says Mrs. Snorter, with a kind smile.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • On the morning of that day, I indeed went to Norwich on my snorter.

    The Secret Service Submarine

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • Lots of them were hustlers and full of business and their city surely is a snorter.

  • He's a snorter, that's what he is, an' I've heard his whole story a hundred times over.

  • He poured out a snorter and balanced it on the flat of his thumb.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips

British Dictionary definitions for snorter


  1. a person or animal that snorts
  2. British slang something outstandingly impressive or difficult
  3. British slang something or someone ridiculous
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