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



    BrE BrE//snɔːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//snɔːrt//
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  1. 1a loud sound that you make by breathing air out noisily through your nose, especially to show that you are angry or amused to give a snort a snort of disgust I could hear the snort and stamp of a horse. He gave a snort of contempt.
  2. 2a small amount of a drug that is breathed in through the nose; an act of taking a drug in this way to take a snort of cocaine
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb, also in the sense ‘snore’): probably imitative; compare with snore. The noun dates from the early 19th cent.
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