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Definition of "snort" [snort]

  • A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does. (noun)
  • A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine. (noun)
  • Slang A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp. (noun)
  • Slang Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time. (noun)
  • Slang The liquor or drug so taken. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snort" in a sentence
  • "Whether it was a giggle, a guffaw, a chortle, a snort is irrelevant."
  • "Have another snort from the bong and pass it on, will you?"
  • "They cussed and yelled their ways through the day, took an occasional sly snort from a bottle in the bottom drawer of their desk and bit into news stories like packs of wild dogs, never letting go until they'd found and told the truth. '"