AskDefine | Define snort

Dictionary Definition



1 a disrespectful laugh [syn: snicker, snigger]
2 a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn: boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, bird]


1 indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose; "she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom"
2 make a snorting sound by exhaling hard; "The critic snorted contemtuously"
3 inhale recreational drugs [syn: huff]
4 inhale through the nose [syn: take a hit]
5 ingest through the nose; "The drug addict was snorting cocaine every night"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The sound made by exhaling roughly through the nose.
  2. A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco). A snort also may be a drink of whiskey, as "Let's have a snort".


The sound made by exhaling roughly through the nose
A dose of a drug to be snorted


  1. To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
  2. To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose


To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose
inhale (usually a drug) through the nose

Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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