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snoot

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Pronunciation: /snuːt
 
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Definition of snoot in English:

noun

1 informal A person’s nose: a sexist remark that might warrant a good smack in the snoot
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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: a small flash unit was fitted with a snoot

adjective

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Origin

mid 19th century: variant of snout.

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