Definition of snoot in English:



  • 1informal A person's nose.

    ‘a sexist remark that might warrant a good smack in the snoot’
    • ‘Walk in with a pretension in your heart or a lift to your snoot and he would expertly deflate you.’
    • ‘And when I shot a glare at one of the more egregious loud talkers, she looked down her long, expensively-altered snoot at my volunteer nametag and hissed, ‘Oh, it's not like you paid to get in here and see her.’’
    • ‘She casually and inexplicably decides that it's okay to fill her snoot with cocaine.’
    • ‘It's a loss I suppose, although, in my business, a bum snoot can be an asset.’
    • ‘Sticking my snoot into the glass, the aroma is that of stale grass.’
  • 2informal A person who shows contempt for those considered to be of a lower social class.

    ‘the snoots complain that the paper has lowered its standards’
    • ‘I'm probably the haughty snoot that deters peasants from going to the Opera (all power to me, then!).’
    • ‘This kind of coinage and derivation is a typical process in the creative evolution of language, and is exactly the sort of thing that snoots like to deprecate.’
    • ‘So the royal snoots spoke in their endless debates: ‘Yes, the one that should succeed in conquering all must gain power on the home front, but one also must disable the enemy abroad.’’
    • ‘He was the leading exponent of photorealism, a school of art that was probably maligned by the snoots but embraced, bemusedly, by the pop artists.’
  • 3A tubular or conical attachment used to produce a narrow beam from a spotlight.

    ‘a small flash unit was fitted with a snoot’


  • Stylish and sophisticated.

    ‘a snoot silk shirt’


Mid 19th century: variant of snout.