English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from snoute or Middle Dutch Middle Low German (alternatively spelled snute , snuut ), lastly from snuyt Proto-Germanic , but further origin unknown. Compare *snūtaz Saterland Frisian , Snuute Dutch or snuit snoet ( “ snout", "cute face ” ), High German , Schnauze .
Pronunciation [ edit ]
snout ( plural )
The long, projecting
nose, mouth, and jaw of a beast, as of pigs.
The pig rooted around in the dirt with its snout. The front of the prow of a ship or boat.
[First attested in 1387.]
 1944, Miles Burton, , chapter 5: The Three Corpse Trick The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.
( 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?) The
nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
If you place the snout right into the bucket, it won't spray as much. The
anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; a rostrum. The anterior prolongation of the head of
weevils and allied beetles; a rostrum.
( Britain , slang ) Tobacco; cigarettes.
1967, Len Deighton, Only When I Larf
(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. The terminus of a glacier.
( slang ) A police informer.
Translations [ edit ]
long, projecting nose, mouth, and jaw of a beast
մռութ (hy) ( mṙutʿ ), դունչ (hy) ( dunčʿ ), կնճիթ (hy) ( knčitʿ ) ( pigs and boars ) Asturian:
focicu m Bashkir:
морон ( moron ) Belarusian:
мо́рда f ( mórda ), мы́са f ( mýsa ), ры́ла n ( rýla ) Bulgarian:
муцуна (bg) f ( mucuna ), ри́ло (bg) n ( rílo ) Catalan:
, musell morro (ca) m Chinese:
Mandarin: 口吻 (zh) ( kǒuwěn ) Czech:
čumák (cs) , m rypák (cs) m Danish:
tryne c Dutch:
snuit (nl) m Esperanto:
muzelo m Estonian:
, koon kärss ( pig ) Finnish:
kuono (fi) ( carnivores ); turpa ( hherbivores ); kärsä ( pig, elephant etc. ) French:
museau (fr) , m groin (fr) m ( pig ) Galician:
fociño (gl) , m morro (gl) m Georgian:
დინგი ( dingi ) German:
Schnauze (de) , f Hundeschnauze , f Rüssel (de) , m Schweinerüssel m Greek:
ρύγχος (el) n ( rýnchos )
Ancient: ῥύγχος n ( rhúnkhos ) Hebrew:
חוטם m ( khótem ) Hungarian:
pofa (hu) Icelandic:
trýni n Indonesian:
jungur , (id) moncong (id) Italian:
grugno (it) m Japanese:
鼻面 ( はなづら, hanazura ) Khmer:
please add this translation if you can Korean:
코 (ko) ( ko ), 주둥이 ( judung-i ) Lithuanian: snukis m
Snuut (nds) f Macedonian:
муцка f ( mucka ) Mongolian:
хошуу (mn) ( hošuu ) Norwegian:
snute m, f Nynorsk: snute m Persian:
پوزه (fa) ( puze ), نس (fa) ( nos ) Polish:
ryj (pl) m Portuguese:
focinho (pt) m Romanian:
rat (ro) n Russian:
мо́рда (ru) f ( mórda ), ры́ло (ru) n ( rýlo ) Scottish Gaelic:
sròn f Serbo-Croatian:
њушка f Roman: njuška (sh) f Slovak:
ňufák , m rypák m Slovene:
gobec (sl) m Spanish:
hocico (es) m Swedish:
tryne (sv) , n nos (sv) c Tajik:
фӯк ( fük ) Telugu:
ముట్టె (te) ( muṭṭe ) Thai:
พวย ( puai ) Ukrainian:
мо́рда f ( mórda ), пи́сок m ( pýsok ), хра́па f ( xrápa ), ри́ло n ( rýlo ) Uzbek:
angor (uz) Volapük:
snud , (vo) , probodül svinaprobodül Welsh:
trwyn (cy) m Westrobothnian:
snaut m Yiddish:
פּיסק m ( pisk ) Zulu: impumulo (zu) class 9/ 10
front of the prow of a ship or boat
nose of a man (in contempt)
nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
anterior prolongation of the head of gastropod
anterior prolongation of head of weevil and other insects
slang: tobacco; cigarettes
snout ( third-person singular simple present , snouts present participle , snouting simple past and past participle )
To furnish with a nozzle or point.
References [ edit ]
^ J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner (prepared by),
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (Claredon Press, Oxford 1991 , →ISBN), page 1811
Anagrams [ edit ]