Definition of long-nose in US English:

long-nose

noun

  • 1A person with a long nose. Frequently (and in earliest use) figurative: (a name for) a person who pries or is objectionably inquisitive.

  • 2Any of several fishes with long snouts; especially the garfish, Belone belone, of the north-east Atlantic. Now rare.

adjective

  • 1Designating something with a long nose or snout; = long-nosed.

  • 2Designating a person with a long nose; (of a face) characterized by having a long nose.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas D'Urfey (?1653–1723), playwright and writer. From long + nose.

Pronunciation

long-nose

/ˈlɒŋnəʊz/