Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To blow or wipe (the nose); snuff (a candle); in falconry, to wipe (the beak) after feeding.
  • To blow or wipe the nose.
  • noun A snipe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Scot. A snipe.
  • transitive verb Obs. or Scot. To blow, as the nose; to snuff, as a candle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A snipe.
  • verb transitive To blow (one's nose).
  • verb transitive To snuff (a candle).

Etymologies

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From Old English snitan. Cognate with Old Norse snýta (to blow the nose), whence Danish snyde and Swedish snyta sig, and with German sich schneuzen. Related to snout and snot.

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