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Definition of snoot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


snooted; snooting; snoots

Definition of snoot (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for snoot

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Pet oxygen masks donated to first response agencies in northwest Harris County," 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, "Shelter Island, N.Y.: A Paradise That Has Its Challenges," 16 May 2018 With a flip from a large wooden paddle, a snoot bobs to the surface, then bubbles back below. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Taco Chelo: Food and art traditions blend at new Phoenix taqueria," 14 Mar. 2018 But, unlike a team of costumed supervillains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot or a zap from a ray gun. Christian Holub,, "Stan Lee shares 1968 column against bigotry after Charlottesville violence," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of snoot


1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snoot


Middle English snute

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The first known use of snoot was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Snoot.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of snoot

informal + humorous : the nose of a person
US, informal : a snooty person


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