Definition of nose-picking in US English:

nose-picking

noun

  • The action of picking the nose, especially habitually.

adjective

  • Of a person: that picks the nose, especially habitually.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Kansas City Star. From nose + picking<br>1960s; earliest use found in Arthur Koestler (1905–1983), novelist and journalist. From nose + picking.

Pronunciation

nose-picking

/ˈnəʊzˌpɪkɪŋ/