> snoot snut, sb. dial. var. snout sb.1
> 1. = snout sb.1 2. dial. and slang.
> * 1861 J. Barr Poems 33 Like harrow teeth they're stickin' out,
> To catch the dirt below their snoot.
> * 1866 Galaxy 1 Oct. 277, I had supposed that such phrases as
> `I'll mash your head!' `I'll bash you on the snoot!' `I'll mawl
> yer jaws,' and similar expressive threats, were invented in the
> New World.
> * 1884 E. W. Nye Baled Hay 209 Read our..`Ode to the Busted Snoot
> of a Shattered Venus de Milo'.
> * 1905 G. H. Lorimer Old Gorgon Graham 220 Just as he got good
> and ready to strike, I pasted him one in the snoot.
> * 1924 Wodehouse Bill the Conqueror v. 101 He seethed with
> generous indignation and even went so far as to state his
> intention..of busting the fellow one on the snoot.
> * 1938 D. Runyon Furthermore v. 86 A bust in the snoot.
> * 1956 D. M. Davin Sullen Bell ii. iv. 136 At first I was all for
> poking the bloke in the snoot.
> * 1971 J. Aiken Nightly Deadshade iii. 33 Snell is sticking his
> long snoot into the middle of things.
> 2. The nose of an aircraft, esp. of adjustable construction (cf.
> droop-snoot s.v. droop sb. 3). Also, the nose of a car, etc.
> * 1945, etc. [see droop-snoot s.v. droop sb. 3].
> * 1962 New Scientist 18 Jan. 135/1 As the flaps are depressed, so
> the snoot is tilted downwards until at full flaps it is
> depressed at an angle of 35deg..
> * 1977 Drive Mar.-Apr. 52/3 Drivers are in a poor position to
> judge the droop-snoot of the car.
> * 1980 A. Coppel Hastings Conspiracy iv. 32 Through the open door
> of the flight-deck Brede could see that the snoot had been
> lowered for better visibility.
> 3. A tubular or conical attachment used to produce a narrow beam
> from a spotlight.
> * 1952 Cinema 7 Jan. 108/1 (Advt.), Viking Films Ltd... Lighting
> equipment... Spots... Cans, bashers, overhead banks, snoots,
> barndoors, diffusers, niggers, etc.
> * 1972 Quick & La Bau Handbk. Film Production xi. 73 Snoots
> consist of metal tubes that are mounted on the front of
> spotlights to control the spread of their beams.
> * 1977 J. Hedgecoe Photographer's Handbk. 34 Spotlight
> accessories include folding barn-doors..and conical
> snoots..both of which restrict the beam.
> snoot, v. U.S. f. prec.
> 1. intr. = nose v. 8 b; = snout v. 2. (In quot. fig.) U.S. dial.
> * 1890 Dialect Notes I. 75 Snoot (snût), of the human face or
> nose, apparently the same word as snout. A vulgar word in New
> England. `I'll bu'st your snoot'; `hit him on the snoot'. As a
> verb in `to snoot round', i.e. to nose around, it is reported
> from Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
> 2. trans. To snub; to treat scornfully or with disdain. U.S.
> * 1928 E. Hatch Couple of Quick Ones iv. 198, I followed him..up
> the street to where the Wright limousine was snooting the world
> in general at the kerb.
> * 1939 J. P. Marquand Wickford Point xi. 124 Don't try to snoot
> Sue Jaeckel.
> * 1959 V. Packard Status Seekers iii. 44 Many
> intellectuals..develop their own ways of snooting.
> * 1977 Time 17 Jan. 28/3 Cinderella (Gemma Craven) gets snooted
> by her Stepsisters and gazes sorrowfully into the flames of the
> scullery fire.
Here's the output of a search for 'snoot' in all quoted text:
> 1. bust (1963) Listener 28 Mar. 568/3 ``Protocol would hardly
> permit him to..bust his interviewer one on that earnest
> Canadian snoot of his.''
> 2. droop (1945) N.Y. Times 5 Apr. 1/2 ``America's `droop-snoot'
> bomber, a P-38 Lightning modified to lead standard P-38
> formations in precision bombings. ''
> 3. droop (1945) N.Y. Times, 5 Apr. 1/2 ``The `droop-snooter', a
> fighter with a combined bombardier-navigator compartment added
> in its nose ahead of the pilot's cockpit. ''
> 4. droop (1955) Sci. News Let. 8 Oct. 230 ``Nose of the Fairey
> Delta 2, a single-seat delta-wing research aircraft, can be
> lowered, rather like a drawbridge, to give the pilot a good
> forward view for landing, take-off and taxiing. `Droop-Snoot'
> is the second British aircraft capable of supersonic speed in
> level flight. ''
> 5. droop (1962) New Scientist 18 Jan. 134 ``The `droop snoot'..is
> virtually a false leading edge, hinged so that it can be tilted
> downwards. ''
> 6. droop (1969) Courier Mail (Brisbane) 21 May 1/5 ``Nicknamed
> `Droop Snoots', the machines had been in communication with the
> Apollo astronauts.''
> 7. goofy (1951) S. Kaye-Smith Mrs Gailey 25 ``Two women..so
> utterly unlike her friends-one snooty and the other goofy. ''
> 8. right wing(1977) Listener 13 Jan. 60/4 ``Some people have
> thought that your heroes are rather snooty and right-wingy and
> so forth. ''
> 9. shiner (1977) Daily Mirror 16 Mar. 3/5 ``Annie Walker,
> Coronation Street's snooty landlady, is about to show up in the
> snug..sporting a real shiner. But her black eye is not the
> result of a well-rehearsed punch-up in the taproom.''
> 10. single (1974) R. M. Strozier in Atlantic Monthly Mar. 44
> ``When I visit the East Side singles bars, some of these
> upper-class snooty girls look down on you. ''
> 11. snoot (1861) J. Barr Poems 33 ``Like harrow teeth they're
> stickin' out, To catch the dirt below their snoot. ''
> 12. snoot (1866) Galaxy 1 Oct. 277, ``I had supposed that such
> phrases as `I'll mash your head!' `I'll bash you on the snoot!'
> `I'll mawl yer jaws,' and similar expressive threats, were
> invented in the New World. ''
> 13. snoot (1884) E. W. Nye Baled Hay 209 ``Read our..`Ode to the
> Busted Snoot of a Shattered Venus de Milo'. ''
> 14. snoot (1905) G. H. Lorimer Old Gorgon Graham 220 ``Just as he
> got good and ready to strike, I pasted him one in the snoot.''
> 15. snoot (1924) Wodehouse Bill the Conqueror v. 101 ``He seethed
> with generous indignation and even went so far as to state his
> intention..of busting the fellow one on the snoot. ''
> 16. snoot (1938) D. Runyon Furthermore v. 86 ``A bust in the
> snoot. ''
> 17. snoot (1956) D. M. Davin Sullen Bell ii. iv. 136 ``At first I
> was all for poking the bloke in the snoot. ''
> 18. snoot (1971) J. Aiken Nightly Deadshade iii. 33 ``Snell is
> sticking his long snoot into the middle of things.''
> 19. snoot (1962) New Scientist 18 Jan. 135/1 ``As the flaps are
> depressed, so the snoot is tilted downwards until at full flaps
> it is depressed at an angle of 35°.. ''
> 20. snoot (1977) Drive Mar.-Apr. 52/3 ``Drivers are in a poor
> position to judge the droop-snoot of the car. ''
> 21. snoot (1980) A. Coppel Hastings Conspiracy iv. 32 ``Through
> the open door of the flight-deck Brede could see that the snoot
> had been lowered for better visibility.''
> 22. snoot (1952) Cinema 7 Jan. 108/1 (Advt.), ``Viking Films
> Ltd... Lighting equipment... Spots... Cans, bashers, overhead
> banks, snoots, barndoors, diffusers, niggers, etc. ''
> 23. snoot (1972) Quick &. La Bau Handbk. Film Production xi. 73
> ``Snoots consist of metal tubes that are mounted on the front
> of spotlights to control the spread of their beams. ''
> 24. snoot (1977) J. Hedgecoe Photographer's Handbk. 34 ``Spotlight
> accessories include folding barn-doors..and conical
> snoots..both of which restrict the beam.''
> 25. snoot (1890) Dialect Notes I. 75 ``Snoot (snû.t), of the human
> face or nose, apparently the same word as snout. A vulgar word
> in New England. `I'll bu'st your snoot'; `hit him on the
> snoot'. As a verb in `to snoot round', i.e. to nose around, it
> is reported from Poughkeepsie, N.Y.''
> 26. snoot (1928) E. Hatch Couple of Quick Ones iv. 198, ``I
> followed him..up the street to where the Wright limousine was
> snooting the world in general at the kerb. ''
> 27. snoot (1939) J. P. Marquand Wickford Point xi. 124 ``Don't try
> to snoot Sue Jaeckel. ''
> 28. snoot (1959) V. Packard Status Seekers iii. 44 ``Many
> intellectuals..develop their own ways of snooting. ''
> 29. snoot (1977) Time 17 Jan. 28/3 ``Cinderella (Gemma Craven)
> gets snooted by her Stepsisters and gazes sorrowfully into the
> flames of the scullery fire.''
> 30. snooter (1923) Wodehouse Inimit. Jeeves iii. 30 ``My Aunt
> Agatha..wouldn't be on hand to snooter me for at least another
> six weeks. ''
> 31. snooter (1929) Wodehouse Mr. Mulliner Speaking viii. 286 ```As
> far', replied Mr. Finch, frigidly, `as a bloke can be said to
> be all right..who has been..chivvied and snootered and shot in
> the fleshy part of the leg-.' ''
> 32. snooter (1932) Wodehouse Let. 13 Aug. in Performing Flea
> (1953) 66 ``Downtrodden young peer, much snootered by aunts,
> etc., has become engaged to two girls at once.''
> 33. snootful (1918) R. Lardner Real Dope 43 ``When somebodys else
> husband pulls something its O.K. but if their own husband does
> it he must of had a snoot full. ''
> 34. snootful (1935) Wodehouse Luck of Bodkins xvii. 205 ``His
> whole mind was manifestly intent on reaching the smoking-room
> and getting a snootful. ''
> 35. snootful (1953) W. R. Burnett Vanity Row xvi. 117 ``He was
> drunk... `A snootful, eh?' ''
> 36. snootful (1969) K. Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five ii. 40 ``Billy
> didn't usually drink much..but he certainly had a snootful now.
> 37. snootful (1977) H. Greene FSO-1 xi. 103 ``Kim..had gotten a
> snootful of the tear gas.''
> 38. snootily (1940) G. Orwell Let. 16 Apr. in Coll. Essays (1968)
> II. 22, ``I get quite a lot of letters..from people snootily
> pointing out some mistake I've made. ''
> 39. snootily (1954) Koestler Invisible Writing iii. xix. 220 ``And
> now, when I am down, you snootily refuse to help me with my
> business. ''
> 40. snootily (1961) Guardian 29 Mar. 14/3 ``An old
> lady..remarked..rather snootily..`It's where you were born that
> counts.' ''
> 41. snootily (1980) I. Hunter Malcolm Muggeridge ii. 36 ``Vidler
> was unimpressed by all this and replied somewhat snootily,
> rejecting all his arguments.''
> 42. snootiness(1932) J. T. Farrell Young Lonigan iii. 124 ``She
> said it served Helen right that she had gotten a crush on a guy
> like Weary, because Weary would take some of the snootiness out
> of her. ''
> 43. snootiness(1942) R.A.F. Jrnl. 2 May 22 ``They in turn mistook
> our English reserve for `snootiness'. ''
> 44. snootiness(1956) S. Hope Diggers' Paradise 155 ``One or two
> tourists I met were annoyed about what they described as this
> `snootiness'. ''
> 45. snootiness(1977) Sunday Times 15 May 40/1 ``All these books
> steer with tact between the contrasting risks of sycophancy and
> 46. snooty (1919) A. Huxley Let. 12 Aug. (1969) 180 ``A very
> snooty cousin and a sporty one. ''
> 47. snooty (1922) S. Lewis Babbitt xx. 252, ``I didn't like..the
> snooty way you talked. ''
> 48. snooty (1931) E. Linklater Juan in Amer. ii. xvi. 172 ``She
> says you were kinda snooty with her. Tried to high-hat her. ''
> 49. snooty (1938) E. Bowen Death of Heart ii. vii. 303
> ``Reproaches and rather snooty laughs were exchanged. ''
> 50. snooty (1940) in Harrison &. Madge War begins at Home xiv. 379
> ``They're quite snooty, because you don't buy anything else. ''
> 51. snooty (1947) A. P. Gaskell in D. M. Davin N.Z. Short Stories
> (1953) 282, ``I was lucky to have a girl like Betty who was
> keen on football. Some of the girls used to go very snooty when
> the blokes couldn't take them to the Friday-night hops. ''
> 52. snooty (1955) E. Cadell Lark shall Sing v. 67 ``One of those
> snooty little caf&eacu.s..run by bony gentlewomen. ''
> 53. snooty (1959) I. &. P. Opie Lore &. Lang. Schoolch. x. 178 ``A
> short-tempered person is spoken of as being..snappy, snooty
> (meaning easily irritated), and sharp-edged. ''
> 54. snooty (1960) O. Manning Great Fortune ii. 142 ``The English
> wives were a bit snooty with me. ''
> 55. snooty (1980) R. Barnard Death in Cold Climate vi. 60 ``You
> know how the English can say `Really?'-all cold and snooty.''
> 56. Sunday (1929) D. Runyon in Cosmopolitan Oct. 64/1 ``If you
> argue with Dave the Dude too much he is apt to reach over and
> lay his *Sunday punch on your snoot. ''