Schnauze

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See also: schnäuze

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

16th century, from Middle Low German snûte, whence also the later doublet Schnute (pouting mouth). Further from Old Saxon *snūt, from Proto-West Germanic *snūt (snout). Cognate with Dutch snuit, whence probably English snout.

The forms Schnauße and somewhat later Schnauze are artificial adaptions to High German consonantism, probably under the influence of schnäuzen (to blow one’s nose), from Proto-West Germanic *snūtijan. An original High German cognate, albeit with a different stem formation, is at hand in Central Franconian Schnüss, Hunsrik Schniss, Luxembourgish Schnëss.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃnaʊ̯tsə/
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Noun[edit]

Schnauze f (genitive Schnauze, plural Schnauzen, diminutive Schnäuzchen n)

  1. snout; muzzle

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Interjection[edit]

Schnauze!

  1. shut up!

Further reading[edit]

  • Schnauze” in Duden online
  • Schnauze” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache