snot-nosed

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Etymology[edit]

From snot +‎ nosed; evoking a certain stereotype of conceited youth as suffering upper respiratory ailments that result in mucus-filled noses and nasal voices.

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snot-nosed (comparative more snot-nosed, superlative most snot-nosed)

  1. (idiomatic) Young and arrogant or conceited.

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