snoot

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noun

1
a
: snout
b
: nose
2
: a grimace expressive of contempt
3
: a snooty person : snob

snoot

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verb

snooted; snooting; snoots

transitive verb

: to treat with disdain : look down one's nose at

Examples of snoot in a Sentence

Noun She has a great big snoot. That little snoot thinks he deserves only the best! Verb after some modest success, the singer began to snoot the very people who had helped her get her career off the ground
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Some significant figures are just cut completely, others reduced to a quirk, and others, in the case of the society gossips, turned into a comic chorus: genuinely funny (Sierra Boggess is a hoot as a racist real estate snoot) but also too easy of a punching bag. Steven Oxman, Variety, 9 July 2024 Australian photographer Simon Theuma lit up the scene with a strobe light, concentrated into a focused point with a photography tool called a snoot. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 Italian photographer Andrea Michelutti took this image underwater, using a snoot, or a device that narrows the camera’s flash down to a point. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Mar. 2023 The snoot of the car has been extended still further and completely reshaped. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 3 Feb. 2023 That’s when the human reaches out and gives the cat a little boop on its snoot. Melissa Locker, Time, 9 Mar. 2020 Kerry McKeel with the Harris County Animal Shelter held Pumpkin the kitten, wrapped in a towel, as Spring Fire Department’s apparatus operator, Michael Alaniz, gently held the mask to Pumpkin’s tiny snoot. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, 19 July 2019 As Shelter Island attracts wealthy buyers sidestepping the snoot and traffic of the Hamptons, prices are rising and the character is changing. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 16 May 2018 With a flip from a large wooden paddle, a snoot bobs to the surface, then bubbles back below. Dominic Armato, azcentral, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English snute

First Known Use

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snoot was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Snoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snoot. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

snoot

noun
ˈsnüt
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2
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: a snooty person : snob
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