snoot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English snute Date: 1861 1. a. snout b. nose 2. a grimace expressive of contempt 3. a snooty person ; snob II. transitive verb Date: 1928 to treat with disdain ; look down one's nose at

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  • snoot — snoot·ful; snoot·i·ly; snoot·i·ness; snoot; …   English syllables

  • snoot — [ snut ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL your nose …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snoot — (n.) the nose, 1861, originally a Scottish variant of SNOUT (Cf. snout) …   Etymology dictionary

  • snoot — ► NOUN informal 1) a person s nose. 2) a snob. ORIGIN variant of SNOUT(Cf. ↑snouted) …   English terms dictionary

  • snoot — [sno͞ot] n. [ME snute: see SNOUT] 1. Informal the nose 2. the face 3. a grimace vt. to snub …   English World dictionary

  • snoot — I. n 1. the nose. A humorous variant form of snout . (In Middle English snout was written as snute and pronounced snooter .) ► a punch on the snoot 2. a snooty person II. adj British showy, expensive, luxurious. The word is a shortening of the… …   Contemporary slang

  • snoot — [snut] n. the nose. □ You wanna get bopped on the snoot? □ That’s one fine zit you got on your snoot …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • snoot — n Nose. She popped him on the snoot. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • snoot — /snooht/, n. 1. Slang. the nose. 2. Informal. a snob. v.t. 3. Informal. to behave disdainfully toward; condescend to: New arrivals in the town were snooted by older residents. [1860 65; var. of SNOUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • snoot — noun a) Nose b) A cylindrical or conical attachment used on a spotlight to restrict spill light See Also: snootful, snooty …   Wiktionary

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