- 1 • informal A person’s nose.More example sentences
- Sticking my snoot into the glass, the aroma is that of stale grass.
- She casually and inexplicably decides that it's okay to fill her snoot with cocaine.
- And when I shot a glare at one of the more egregious loud talkers, she looked down her long, expensively-altered snoot at my volunteer nametag and hissed, ‘Oh, it's not like you paid to get in here and see her.’
- 2 • informal A person who shows contempt for those considered to be of a lower social class: the snoots complain that the paper has lowered its standardsMore example sentences
- He was the leading exponent of photorealism, a school of art that was probably maligned by the snoots but embraced, bemusedly, by the pop artists.
- I'm probably the haughty snoot that deters peasants from going to the Opera (all power to me, then!).
- So the royal snoots spoke in their endless debates: ‘Yes, the one that should succeed in conquering all must gain power on the home front, but one also must disable the enemy abroad.’
mid 19th century: variant of snout.
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