verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- an act or instance of taking a drug by inhalation.
- the amount of drug inhaled.
Origin of snort
Examples from the Web for snorting
He would navigate from the cockpit using a road atlas—while snorting cocaine off the map.
Zohydro is especially worrying because it contains no mechanism to deter misuse by snorting or injecting.
There was, apparently, no end to the stuff or to the appetite for snorting.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His piece, “The Daily Mirror,” is based on the U.K. tabloid that published images of Kate Moss snorting cocaine.Exposed: Paparazzi vs. the Stars Over the Past 50 Years|Sarah Moroz|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We are like truffle pigs in a big forest, snorting and looking for oak trees,” adds Brancowitz with a chuckle.Phoenix on New Album ‘Bankrupt!’ and Journey to Rock Superstardom|Marlow Stern|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Trotting, prancing, and snorting as they came down the lane, they settled down once they were in the stable lot.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
His old comrades he well knew them to be, as his snorting and occasional neigh of recognition testified.The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Snorting and puffing, the buck stamped angrily back and forth.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
On one occasion of this sort, Mr. Deputy Bull being properly staked, began to perform his part by snorting and roaring lustily.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
Wallowing and plunging, They seek their path, The smoke of their snorting Hangs in the sky.Irradiations; Sand and Spray|John Gould Fletcher
Word Origin for snort
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.