schnoz

noun
\ ˈshnäz How to pronounce schnoz (audio) \
variants: or schnozz or less commonly schnozzola \ ˌshnä-​ˈzō-​lə How to pronounce schnoz (audio) \
plural schnozzes also schnozzolas

Definition of schnoz

US slang
: nose Sneezing is a natural reflex designed to clear virus particles from your schnozz.— Jeff Keough used especially of a large nose … a swordsman with the soul of a poet and the schnoz of Pinocchio.— Tim Appelo et al.My former girlfriend Carrie was an aspiring actress who often contemplated a nose job. But with her high cheekbones and beautiful, wide mouth, her substantial schnoz looked just right.— Josh MooneyBruins forward Rob DiMaio has the NHL's most spectacular schnozz. Lumpy and brightly scarred at its bridge, the DiMaio proboscis possesses an angular inconsistency that would befuddle a geometrician.— Kostya KennedyWoolright goes over and pinches C.D.'s big schnozzola.— Amiri Baraka

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Examples of schnoz in a Sentence

another smart remark like that and you'll get a bop on the schnoz
Recent Examples on the Web But a 48-year-old Australian man needed an entirely different kind of nugget mined from his schnoz. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2019 The 2019 Sierra is larger overall, has a bolder schnoz and uses new lighting technology to dramatic effect. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2018 Isn’t a sudden change in fuel-economy standards a sucker punch in the schnoz of engineers toiling late into the Ambien hours to invent yet more efficient internal-combustion engines? John Phillips, Car and Driver, 14 Feb. 2018 The 2019 Sierra is larger overall, has a bolder schnoz and uses new lighting technology to dramatic effect. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2018 In Paskhover’s office in New York, new patients would plop down, hand over their phone, and complain about how their schnoz looked in selfies. Carolyn Crist, WIRED, 31 Mar. 2018 Isn’t a sudden change in fuel-economy standards a sucker punch in the schnoz of engineers toiling late into the Ambien hours to invent yet more efficient internal-combustion engines? John Phillips, Car and Driver, 14 Feb. 2018 Once ridiculed by all the other reindeer, Rudolph's fluorescent schnoz saved the day by guiding Santa's sleigh through dense fog. Holly Yan, CNN, 20 Dec. 2017 Formation,’’ Beyoncé states her preference for a big schnoz in a world in which a smaller, button nose remains the standard for all races. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of schnoz

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Schnoz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schnoz. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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