snot

[snot]
noun
1.
Vulgar. mucus from the nose.
2.
Informal. a disrespectful or supercilious person.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snotte, Old English gesnot, Danish snot

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snot (snɒt)
 
n
1.  nasal mucus or discharge
2.  slang a contemptible person
 
[Old English gesnot; related to Old High German snuzza, Norwegian, Danish snot, German schneuzen to blow one's nose]

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Word Origin & History

snot
O.E. gesnot "nasal mucus," from P.Gmc. *snuttan (cf. O.Fris. snotta, M.L.G., M.Du. snotte, M.L.G. snute), from the same base as snout. O.E. also had a verb snite "wipe or pick one's nose." Meaning "despicable person" is from 1809. Snotty "impudent, curt, conceited" first recorded 1870; snotnose "upstart"
is from 1941.
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Medical Dictionary

snot (snŏt)
n.
Nasal mucus; phlegm.

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Slang Dictionary

snot definition


  1. n.
    nasal mucus. (Crude.) : He sneezed and got snot all over the newspaper.
  2. n.
    a nasty person; an obnoxious person. (Rude and derogatory.) : You needn't be such a snot about it.
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Example sentences
No wonder kids get the snot kicked out of them at school.
Some snails excrete bioluminescent trails of snot or blink their muscly foot to attract mates.
Not only a public health measure, but it hides the snot.
Without it we'd still be snot-nosed peasant farmers.
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