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cock a snook
To regard someone or something with disrespect. Primarily heard in UK. Don't you cock a snook at my instructions—I'm your superior!
cock a snoot
To regard someone or something with disrespect. Primarily heard in UK. Don't you cock a snoot at my instructions—I'm your superior!
have a snoot full
1. To have enough alcoholic beverages as to be intoxicated; to be drunk. Also written as "have a snootful." Primarily heard in US. The wine was free and the waiter kept filling my glass, so by the end of the evening, I'd had a snoot full! We all had a snoot full at the reception after the ceremony.
2. To have more than enough of something; to be fed up with something. Primarily heard in US. To be honest, I've had a snoot full of everyone telling me how to live my life.
1. slang Treated haughtily, snobbishly, or condescendingly. I can't believe you were snooted for ordering red wine with chicken. Just who does that waiter think he is? I keep getting snooted when I ride my motorcycle with the local club because it isn't particularly powerful or stylish.
2. slang Drunk. Mom was pretty snooted by the end of the party, so I had to do all the cleaning by myself when the guests finally left. If you didn't spend every night getting snooted on wine, maybe you'd have the inclination to do something more with your life.
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slang Drunk. Mom was pretty snooted up by the end of the party, so I had to do all the cleaning by myself when the guests finally left. If you didn't spend every night getting snooted up on wine, maybe you'd have the inclination to do something more with your life.
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cock a snook
Thumb one's nose, as in As soon as the teacher turned her back, the boys cocked a snook at her. This expression was first recorded in 1791 and the precise source of snook, here used in the sense of "a derisive gesture," has been lost. It is more widely used in Britain but is not unknown in America.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
cock a snookopenly show contempt or a lack of respect for someone or something. informal, chiefly British
Literally, if you cock a snook, you place your hand so that your thumb touches your nose and your fingers are spread out, in order to express contempt. Recorded from the late 18th century, the expression's origins are uncertain—as are those of the gesture itself, which occurs under a variety of names and in many countries, the earliest definite mention of it being by Rabelais in 1532 .
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n. the nose. That’s one fine zit you got on your snoot.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. He got himself thoroughly snooted.
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