EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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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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 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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