cock snooks
phrasal see cock a snook

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  • cock a snook — phrasal or cock snooks also cock a snoot : to thumb the nose an unmannerly upstart cocking snooks at venerable men Adrian Bell in the Highlands where they traditionally cock a snoot at rationing laws John Calder * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock a snook — also cock snooks phrasal to thumb one s nose < cocking a snook at the establishment > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • snook — I. /snuk/ (say snoohk) noun 1. a gesture of defiance or cheekiness, made by putting the thumb to the nose. –phrase 2. cock a snook, to make such a defiant gesture. {Phrase Origin: from cock meaning to stand out stiffly, with reference to the hand …   Australian English dictionary

  • snook — I [[t]snuk, snʊk[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively)snook, (esp. for kinds or species)snooks. ich any of various warm water marine fishes of the family Centropomidae, esp. Centropomus undecimalis, of the Atlantic • Etymology: 1690–1700; < D snoek… …   From formal English to slang

  • snook — snook1 [snook] n. pl. snook or snooks [Du snoek, pike < MDu snoec, akin to ON snokr, small shark & OE snacc, small vessel] any of a family (Centropomidae) of percoid fishes of warm seas; esp., a large game and food fish (Centropomus… …   English World dictionary

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