Definition of snub adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//snʌb//
; NAmE NAmE//snʌb//
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[only before noun] (of a nose) short, flat and turned up at the end Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb, originally in the sense ‘rebuke with sharp words’): from Old Norse snubba ‘chide, check the growth of’. The adjective dates from the early 18th cent.
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