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schnoz

[shnoz] /ʃnɒz/
noun, Slang.
1.
a nose, especially one of unusually large size.
Also, schnozz, schnozzle
[shnoz-uh l] /ˈʃnɒz əl/ (Show IPA),
schnozzola
[schno-zoh-luh] /stʃnɒˈzoʊ lə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; probably expressive alteration of nose, nozzle; schn- by association with any of several semantically related Yiddish words, e.g. shnabl beak, shnoyts snout, shnuk beak, trunk; for suffix of schnozzola see -ola
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