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Snort

English

Etymology

From Middle English snorten, an onomatopoeic variant of Middle English snoren, from Proto-Germanic *snarkjan?, *snark?n?.

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Noun

snort (plural snorts)

  1. The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
  2. (slang) A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco).
  3. (slang) A consumed portion of alcoholic drink.
    • 1951, Indiana Historical Society Publications (volumes 16-17, page 157)
      Everybody tipped up the jug and took a snort of whisky and followed it with a gourd of cool water. We thought a snort of whisky now and then braced us up some and put a little more lift in us.
    • 1978, George G. Gilman, Edge: Red River, Pinnacle Books (1978), ->ISBN, page 45:
      "It won't buy you any wine," Paxton told him.
      "I know that," the drunk replied in an insulted tone. "It's a pussy pass, ain't it?"
      Paxton grinned wearily. "How would you know that? You'd rather have a snort than a screw any day."
  4. (nautical, Britain) A submarine snorkel.

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Verb

snort (third-person singular simple present snorts, present participle snorting, simple past and past participle snorted)

  1. (intransitive) To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
    She snorted with laughter.
  2. (transitive) To express or force out by snorting.
    He snorted a derisory reply and turned on his heel.
  3. (transitive, slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
    to snort cocaine
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To snore.
  5. (intransitive, nautical, of submarines) To sail at periscope depth through the use of a snort or snorkel.

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Dutch

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Verb

snort

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of snorren
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of snorren

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