snub

[ snuhb ]
/ snʌb /

verb (used with object), snubbed, snub·bing.

noun

adjective

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

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Origin of snub

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

OTHER WORDS FROM snub

snub·ber, nounsnub·bing·ly, adverbun·snubbed, adjective

Words nearby snub

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British Dictionary definitions for snubber

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 forms of snub

snubber, 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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