schnoz

noun

variants or schnozz or less commonly schnozzola
plural schnozzes also schnozzolas
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

Example Sentences

another smart remark like that and you'll get a bop on the schnoz
Recent Examples on the Web Wright, who cast Peter Dinklage in the title role, traded a big schnoz for small stature as his hero’s signature weakness, a fine idea, but not enough to make up for the general corniness. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 Derwin James has the best football schnoz in the business. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schnoz was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Schnoz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schnoz. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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