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Definition of snot-nosed in English:


1Childish and inexperienced: what would I be doing with a snot-nosed kid like him?
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  • I won't be judged by another human being, especially some snot-nosed kid who's never had to work a day in his life for anything.
  • There is no way I'm taking orders from a snot-nosed kid.
  • In this street culture, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do even if he's still a punk snot-nosed kid.
2Considering oneself superior; conceited: a snot-nosed snob
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  • Which means I will have to spend the next couple of months or so in a school of magic surrounded by snot-nosed nobles and arrogant mages.
  • That is an amazing ratio and, if snot-nosed American media grandees don't think there's a story there, maybe they ought to consider another line of work.
  • I overheard from a bunch of those snot-nosed Etonians a while ago that there's this party that pervert was holding in his family's mansion.

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Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly