Snort Definition

snôrt
snorted, snorting, snorts
noun
snorts
A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
American Heritage
The act or sound of snorting.
Webster's New World
A quick drink of straight liquor.
Webster's New World
A dose of a drug, esp. cocaine or heroin, that is snorted.
Webster's New World
The liquor or drug so taken.
American Heritage
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verb
snorted, snorting, snorts
To breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils.
American Heritage
To force breath suddenly and violently through the nostrils so as to make a harsh sound.
Webster's New World
To express anger, contempt, or the like by a snort.
Webster's New World
To expel by or as by a snort.
Webster's New World
To take (a narcotic drug) into the nose by sniffing.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Snort

Noun

Singular:
snort
Plural:
snorts

Origin of Snort

  • From Middle English snorten to snort from fnorten variant of fnoren snore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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