Definitions

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

  • noun Nasal mucus; phlegm.
  • noun An annoying, arrogant, or impertinent person.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun informal, uncountable Mucus, especially mucus from the nose.
  • noun slang, countable Contemptible child.
  • verb transitive To blow, wipe, or clear (the nose).

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

  • noun nasal mucus
  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English gesnot.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English gesnot, from the same base as snout.

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  • 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

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

    January 31, 2008

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

    August 31, 2012