American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
- n. A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine.
- n. Slang A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp.
- n. Slang Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
- n. Slang The liquor or drug so taken.
- v. To breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils.
- v. To make a sound resembling noisy exhalation: "The wind snorted across the Kansas plains” ( Gail Sheehy).
- v. To make an abrupt noise expressive of scorn, ridicule, or contempt.
- v. Slang To ingest a drug, such as cocaine or heroin, by sniffing.
- v. To express by snorting: He snorted his disapproval.
- v. Slang To ingest by sniffing: snorted cocaine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To snore loudly.
- To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise: said of persons under excitement, and especially of high-spirited horses.
- To laugh outright or boisterously; burst into a horse-laugh.
- To turn up: said of the nose.
- To express by a snort; say with a snort: as, to snort defiance.
- To expel or force out as by a snort.
- n. A loud abrupt sound produced by forcing air through the nostrils.
- n. The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
- n. slang A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco). A snort also may be a drink of whiskey, as "Let's have a snort".
- v. intransitive To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
- v. transitive (slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise, as do high-spirited horsed in prancing and play.
- v. rare To snore.
- v. colloq. To laugh out loudly.
- n. The act of snorting; the sound produced in snorting.
- v. To expel throught the nostrils with a snort; to utter with a snort.
- n. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
- v. make a snorting sound by exhaling hard
- v. inhale recreational drugs
- v. inhale through the nose
- v. indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose
- n. a disrespectful laugh
- From Middle English snorten, to snort, from fnorten, variant of fnoren; see snore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Whether it was a giggle, a guffaw, a chortle, a snort is irrelevant.”
“Have another snort from the bong and pass it on, will you?”
“They cussed and yelled their ways through the day, took an occasional sly snort from a bottle in the bottom drawer of their desk and bit into news stories like packs of wild dogs, never letting go until they'd found and told the truth. ”
“Sir Marmaduke had arisen with a snort from a short slumber, and had just sworn that he and everybody else should go to bed, when there came a ring at the front-door bell.”
“Sir Marmaduke had arisen with a snort from a short slumber, and had just sworn that he and everybody else should go to bed, when there came”
“They eat dirt and snort, which is what my two bulldogs, Boris and Priscilla, also do.”
“If you noticed too, the dire horses used the Velociraptor calling snort as well.”
“Behind him, he heard the Draka snort in derision—and then moist hands were pushing him forward.”
“His snort was a great deal more derisive than hers had been.”
“She clamped her mouth shut and let out twin whiffs of air through her nostrils; had she done it any harder or any louder, it would have been called a snort.”
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