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

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

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schnozzle

probably modification of Yiddish shnoitsl, diminutive of shnoits snout

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The first known use of schnozzle was in 1926

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“Schnozzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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