Word Origin late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//snuːk//; NAmE NAmE//snuːk//
(British English) to say or do something that clearly shows you do not respect somebody/something to cock a snook at authority The firm cocked a snook at the recession by doubling its workforce.
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