schnoz·​zle | \ ˈshnä-zəl How to pronounce schnozzle (audio) \

Definition of schnozzle

: schnoz

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Synonyms for schnozzle


beak, conk [chiefly British slang], honker [slang], neb, nose, nozzle [slang], proboscis, schnoz (or schnozz) [slang], smeller, snoot, snout

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Examples of schnozzle in a Sentence

endowed with a schnozzle as big as his talent, the comedian Jimmy Durante was affectionately dubbed “the Schnozzola”

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Yet, at a superficial level, the Tully Monster recalls more ancient Cambrian enigmas such as the controversial Nectocaris, the soft-bodied Vetustovermis, or, possibly, the schnozzle-faced aberration Opabinia. Brian Switek, WIRED, "The Long-Lived Legacy of the Cambrian’s “Wonderful Life”," 17 Aug. 2012

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First Known Use of schnozzle

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnozzle

probably modification of Yiddish shnoitsl, diminutive of shnoits snout

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