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a. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
b. A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine.
a. A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp.
b. Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
c. The liquor or drug so taken.
v. snort·ed, snort·ing, snorts
a. To breathe noisily and forcefully through the nostrils.
b. To make a sound resembling noisy exhalation: "The wind snorted across the Kansas plains" (Gail Sheehy).
2. To make an abrupt noise expressive of scorn, ridicule, or contempt.
3. To ingest a drug, such as cocaine or heroin, by sniffing.
1. To express by snorting: He snorted his disapproval.
2. To ingest by sniffing: snorted cocaine.
[From Middle English snorten, to snort, from fnorten, variant of fnoren; see snore.]
1. a person or animal that snorts
2. slang Brit something outstandingly impressive or difficult
3. slang Brit something or someone ridiculous
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|Noun||1.||snorter - someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound|
|2.||snorter - something outstandingly difficult; "the problem was a real snorter"|
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|3.||snorter - something that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent; "a snorter of a sermon"; "the storm wasn't long but it was a snorter"|
thing - an artifact; "how does this thing work?"