Definition of snoot in English:


Syllabification: snoot
Pronunciation: /sno͞ot


  • 1 informal A person’s nose.
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    • 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 standards
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    • 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.’
  • 3A tubular or conical attachment used to produce a narrow beam from a spotlight.


mid 19th century: variant of snout.

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