snub

[ snuhb ]
/ snʌb /
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verb (used with object), snubbed, snub·bing.

noun

adjective

(of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.

Nearby words

  1. snp,
  2. snr,
  3. snri,
  4. sns,
  5. snu,
  6. snub-nosed,
  7. snubby,
  8. snubfin dolphin,
  9. snuck,
  10. snudge

Origin of snub

1300–50; Middle English snubben < Old Norse snubba to scold, reprimand; cognate with Middle Low German snūben

Related formssnub·ber, nounsnub·bing·ly, adverbun·snubbed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for snub

snub

/ (snʌb) /

verb snubs, snubbing or snubbed (tr)

to insult (someone) deliberately
to stop or check the motion of (a boat, horse, etc) by taking turns of a rope or cable around a post or other fixed object

noun

a deliberately insulting act or remark
nautical
  1. an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
  2. (as modifier)a snub rope

adjective

short and bluntSee also snub-nosed
Derived Formssnubber, nounsnubby, adjective

Word Origin for snub

C14: from Old Norse snubba to scold; related to Norwegian, Swedish dialect snubba to cut short, Danish snubbe

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Word Origin and History for snub
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