cock a snook at

Definition of cock a snook at

British, informal

  1. :  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

cockplay
  1. :  the adult male of the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) :  rooster

    :  the male of birds other than the domestic chicken

    :  woodcock

  1. :  strut, swagger

    :  to turn, tip, or stick up

    :  to position the hammer (see 1hammer 2b(2)) of a firearm for firing

  1. :  tilt, slant

  1. :  a small pile (as of hay)

  1. :  to put (as hay) into cocks

snookplay
  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

    :  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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