snout

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Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin; probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snute. Compare Dutch snuit, German Schnauze.

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Noun[edit]

snout (plural snouts)

  1. The long, projecting nose, mouth and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.
    The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout.
  2. (derogatory) A person's nose.
    His glasses kept slipping further down onto his prominent snout.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hudibras to this entry?)
  3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
    If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much.
  4. The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum.
  5. The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
  6. (UK, slang) Tobacco; cigarettes.
    • 1967, Len Deighton, Only When I Laugh
      (Bob, p. 55:) Charlie was the most vicious screw on the block ... He caught me with the two ounces of snout right in my hand, caught me by the hair, and swung me round in the exercise yard ...
      (Spider, p. 175:) She brings me snout and sweets, and sometimes a cake from Mum.
    • 1982, Edward Bond, Saved
      LIZ. I only got one left. / FRED (calls). Get us some snout. / MIKE. Five or ten?
    • 2000, Joe Randolph Ackerley, P N Furbank, We Think the World of You
      Also he was "doing his nut" for some "snout." I said I would provide cigarettes.
    • 2004, Allan Sillitoe, New and Collected Stories
      Raymond rolled a neat cigarette. "What about some snout, then?" "No, thanks." He laughed. Smoke drifted from his open mouth.

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Verb[edit]

snout (third-person singular simple present snouts, present participle snouting, simple past and past participle snouted)

  1. To furnish with a nozzle or point.

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