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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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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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snot (snŏt)
n.
Nasal mucus; phlegm.

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