snot

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See also: snöt

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English snot, snotte, from Old English ġesnot, *snott, from Proto-Germanic *snuttuz, from the same base as snout. Related also to snite.

Cognate with North Frisian snot(snot), Saterland Frisian Snotte(snot), West Frisian snotte(snot), Dutch snot(snot), German Low German Snött(snot), German dialectal Schnutz(snot), Danish snot(snot), Norwegian snott(snot).

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snot ‎(countable and uncountable, plural snots)

  1. (informal, uncountable) Mucus, especially mucus from the nose.
  2. (slang, countable) Contemptible child.
    - You are a snot! You are a snot!
    - No I'm not!

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snot ‎(third-person singular simple present snots, present participle snotting, simple past and past participle snotted)

  1. (transitive) To blow, wipe, or clear (the nose).

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Danish[edit]

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snot n ‎(definite singular snottet) (uncountable)

  1. snot (nasal mucus) (informal in English, not in Danish)

Dutch[edit]

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From Middle Dutch snotte.

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snot n ‎(uncountable)

  1. snot, nasal mucus

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