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 Mooney
Bruins 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 Kennedy
Woolright goes over and pinches C.D.'s big schnozzola.Amiri Baraka

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 Cooper, who also directed and co-wrote (with Josh Singer), would hardly be the first lead actor contender to alter his schnoz for the sake of verisimilitude. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Cooper’s decision to don a prosthetic nose — with the fake schnoz featured, uh, prominently in the film’s trailer — sparked a firestorm of criticism, with some decrying it as antisemitic. Clayton Davis, Variety, 8 Sep. 2023 Because Cooper is not a Jew himself, dissenters opined, accentuating his schnoz was an act of crude caricature. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 2 Sep. 2023 With under 300 miles on the Tundra's clock, senior technical editor Dave Beard loaded his 550-pound Ski-Doo into the crew cab's standard five-foot-five-inch composite bed and pointed the Tundra's enormous schnoz north on I-75 toward Michigan's wintry Upper Peninsula. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 26 Apr. 2023 This is a world where snobbery and earnestness abound in equal measure and where sticking one’s schnoz in a glass of wine to better capture the aroma is elevated to a fine art. Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 20 Apr. 2023 To cement his larger-than-life status, Brahe famously wore a false nose for much of his life after losing his natural schnoz in a duel. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 15 Nov. 2010 His is an awards-worthy schnoz. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 For one thing, your schnoz will most likely expand quite a bit. Allison Bond, Discover Magazine, 12 May 2010

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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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“Schnoz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schnoz. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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