snot

[ snot ]
/ snɒt /
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noun

Vulgar. mucus from the nose.
Informal. a disrespectful or supercilious person.

Origin of snot

1350–1400; Middle English; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snotte, Old English gesnot, Danish snot
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British Dictionary definitions for snot

snot

/ (snɒt) /

noun (usually considered vulgar)

nasal mucus or discharge
slang a contemptible person

Word Origin for snot

Old English gesnot; related to Old High German snuzza, Norwegian, Danish snot, German schneuzen to blow one's nose
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Word Origin and History for snot

snot


n.

late 14c., from Old English gesnot "nasal mucus," from Proto-Germanic *snuttan (cf. Old Frisian snotta, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snotte, Middle Low German snute), from the same base as snout. Old English also had a verb snite "wipe or pick one's nose." Meaning "despicable person" is from 1809.

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Medicine definitions for snot

snot

[ snŏt ]

n.

Nasal mucus; phlegm.
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