Definitions

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

  • n. Vulgar Nasal mucus; phlegm.
  • n. Slang Vulgar A person regarded as annoying, arrogant, or impertinent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Mucus, especially mucus from the nose.
  • n. Contemptible child.
  • v. To blow, wipe, or clear (the nose).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Mucus secreted in, or discharged from, the nose.
  • n. A mean, insignificant fellow.
  • transitive v. To blow, wipe, or clear, as the nose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nasal mucus.
  • n. A low, mean fellow; a sneak; a snivel: used as a vague term of reproach.
  • n. The snuff of a candle.
  • To free from snot; blow or wipe (the nose).
  • n. The first part of the shedding stage, in the soft crab industry.

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

  • n. nasal mucus
  • n. a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English gesnot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English gesnot, from the same base as snout. (Wiktionary)

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  • Australian slang: to punch in the face. Uhh, probably someone else, not yourself.

    August 31, 2012

  • Also (in the 'change one letter' thread). Nobel Prize winner's account of respiratory infections in Istanbul

    January 31, 2008

  • Nasal mucus. Middle English and Anglo-Saxon, it corresponds to the Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snot; the Old Frisian and Middle Low German "snotte;" Middle Dutch "snut"; and Middle High German "snuz".

    October 27, 2007