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snort

verb \ ˈsnȯrt \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of snort

intransitive verb
1 a : to force air violently through the nose with a rough harsh sound
b : to express scorn, anger, indignation, or surprise by a snort
2 : to emit explosive sounds resembling snorts
3 : to take in a drug by inhalation
transitive verb
1 : to utter with or express by a snort
2 : to expel or emit with or as if with snorts
3 : to inhale (a drug) through the nose

Examples of snort in a Sentence

  1. The old dog snorted like a pig when it smelled food.

  2. She snorted at his suggestion that he could fix the sink himself.

  3. “Yeah, you're a writer, and I'm the King of Spain!” he snorted.

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Origin and Etymology of snort

Middle English snorten, fnorten; akin to Old English fnora sneezing


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snort

noun

Definition of snort

1 : a drink of usually straight liquor taken in one draft
2 : an act or sound of snorting

Examples of snort in a Sentence

  1. the snorts of a pig

  2. made a snort of derision at the lame suggestion

Recent Examples of snort from the Web

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First Known Use of snort

1786

snort Synonyms

Synonyms
bird [chiefly British], boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, razz, catcall
Antonyms
cheer
Related Words
smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger; gibe (or jibe), put-down, taunt; whistle
Near Antonyms
applause, clapping

SNORT Defined for English Language Learners

snort

verb

Definition of snort for English Language Learners

  • : to force air noisily through your nose

  • : to express dislike, disapproval, anger, or surprise by snorting

  • : to say (something) with a snort or while snorting


snort

noun

Definition of snort for English Language Learners

  • : an act or the sound of noisily forcing air through the nose : an act or the sound of snorting

  • : an amount of a drug taken into the body by inhaling it through the nose


SNORT Defined for Kids

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snort

verb \ ˈsnȯrt \

Definition of snort for Students

snorted; snorting
1 : to force air through the nose with a rough harsh sound
2 : to say something with anger or scorn “You'll never win,” he snorted.

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snort

noun

Definition of snort for Students

: an act of or the rough harsh sound made by forcing air through the nose

Medical Dictionary

snort

intransitive verb \ ˈsnȯ(ə)rt \

medical Definition of snort

: to take in a drug by inhalation
transitive verb
: to inhale (a narcotic drug in powdered form) through the nostrils
  • snort cocaine


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