snort
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /snɔɹt/
Noun

snort (plural snorts)

  1. The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
  2. (slang) A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco).
  3. (slang) A consumed portion of alcoholic drink.
    • 1951, Indiana Historical Society Publications (volumes 16-17, page 157)
      Everybody tipped up the jug and took a snort of whisky and followed it with a gourd of cool water. We thought a snort of whisky now and then braced us up some and put a little more lift in us.
    • 1978, George G. Gilman, Edge: Red River, Pinnacle Books (1978), ISBN 9780523405360, page 45 ↗:
      "It won't buy you any wine," Paxton told him.
      "I know that," the drunk replied in an insulted tone. "It's a pussy pass, ain't it?"
      Paxton grinned wearily. "How would you know that? You'd rather have a snort than a screw any day."
  4. (nautical, UK) A submarine snorkel.
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  • Russian: понюшка
Verb

snort (snorts, present participle snorting; past and past participle snorted)

  1. (intransitive) To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
    She snorted with laughter.
  2. (transitive) To express or force out by snorting.
    He snorted a derisory reply and turned on his heel.
  3. (transitive, slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
    to snort cocaine
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To snore.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      the snorting citizens
  5. (intransitive, nautical, of submarines) To sail at periscope depth through the use of a snort or snorkel.
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