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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub: received the cold shoulder from several members of the club.

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  • n. A deliberate act of disrespect; a slight or snub

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a refusal to recognize someone you know

Etymologies

Possibly coined by Sir Walter Scott in 1816. (Wiktionary)

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