cock a snook at

Definition of cock a snook at

British, informal
:to show that one does not respect or value (something)
  • He never misses a chance to cock a snook at modern art.

Word by Word Definitions

snook play
  1. : a large vigorous bony fish (Centropomus undecimalis of the family Centropomidae) of coastal and brackish waters of the southern U.S. to Brazil that is an important food and sport fish

  2. : any of various marine fishes of the same family as the snook

  1. : a gesture of derision made by thumbing the nose


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