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

Example Sentences

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, 17 Aug. 2012

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Word History


probably modification of Yiddish shnoitsl, diminutive of shnoits snout

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schnozzle was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Schnozzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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