Cock a snoot

thumbs on nose gesture

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cock a snook — phrasal or cock snooks also cock a snoot : to thumb the nose an unmannerly upstart cocking snooks at venerable men Adrian Bell in the Highlands where they traditionally cock a snoot at rationing laws John Calder * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cock a snook/snoot — Vrb phrs. To openly show contempt or disrespect. From the action of placing one s hand infront of the face with thumb touching the nose and fingers spread and extended, used to express contempt. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

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