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Definition of snook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snook

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//snuːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːk//
 
 
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Word Origin late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.Idioms
cock a snook at somebody/something
 
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(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.