[ snout ]
/ snaʊt /


the part of an animal's head projecting forward and containing the nose and jaws; muzzle.
Entomology. an anterior prolongation of the head bearing the mouth parts, as in snout beetles.
anything that resembles or suggests an animal's snout in shape, function, etc.
a nozzle or spout.
a person's nose, especially when large or prominent.

Origin of snout

1175–1225; Middle English snute; cognate with Dutch snuite, German Schnauze

Related forms

snout·ed, adjectivesnout·less, adjectivesnout·like, adjectiveun·snout·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for snout


/ (snaʊt) /


Derived Forms

snouted, adjectivesnoutless, adjectivesnoutlike, adjective

Word Origin for snout

C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse snyta, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snūte
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