Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A snout or nose.
  • noun A snob.
  • transitive verb To treat haughtily.

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  • noun slang Nose
  • noun theater A cylindrical or conical attachment used on a spotlight to restrict spill light.

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  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
  • noun informal terms for the nose

Etymologies

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

[Dialectal variant of snout.]

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From a Scots cognate of snout.

Examples

  • Here's a short article on how to make a simple "snoot" -- a lightproof tube that tightly directs the light from your camera flash.

    Boing Boing

  • One of the first things that leaped off the page and clouted me in the snoot was a phrase in the opening paragraph.

    so I went to my writer's meeting today....

  • And let's not forget Big Bill Thompson, the Chicago Mayor who threatened bodily harm to Britain's and Canada's King if he poked what Mr. Thompson somewhat inelegantly called his snoot into Chicago.

    Canadian and American Relations

  • The transmitter attaches to your camera, A snoot is a cone-shaped device that looks like an inverted funnel.

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  • The transmitter attaches to your camera, A snoot is a cone-shaped device that looks like an inverted funnel.

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  • Make a camera flash "snoot" for dramatic lighting effects

    Boing Boing

  • Miss Bailey turned to the so lately placid face of Sadie in search of the devastating "snoot," but met only a serene glance of conscious guilelessness and the assurance:

    Little Citizens

  • I was just expanding on your self admission of being a "snoot".

    Home Theater Forum

  • I was just expanding on your self admission of being a "snoot".

    Home Theater Forum

  • I was just expanding on your self admission of being a "snoot".

    Home Theater Forum

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  • We are the Few, the Proud, the More or Less Constantly Appalled at Everyone Else.

    December 8, 2006

  • I love that, if you drop an 'o' from the word, its illocutionary force still seems to remain.

    December 8, 2006

  • Pruning-snoot and reaping hook. Cold Comfort Farm

    February 18, 2013