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usually -īt+V
plural -s
dialectal, England


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transitive verb

dialectal, British
: to blow (the nose) without benefit of a handkerchief

Word History



Middle English, from Old English snīte

Transitive verb

Middle English sniten, from Old English snȳtan; akin to Middle Dutch snuten to blow the nose, Old High German snūzen, Old Norse snȳta to blow the nose, Old High German snuzza nasal mucus

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“Snite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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