Snot is the discharge that comes from your nose when you have a bad cold. You’ll want to carry tissues or a handkerchief with you when you’re sneezing, to keep the snot contained.

There are two meanings of the noun snot: the first, mucus, can be unpleasant. The second meaning, an irritatingly arrogant person, is also unpleasant. If a little kid acts like a snot, his babysitter is definitely not going to let him stay up past his bedtime. If you’re a snot to your best friend, she might not speak to you the next day. Snot comes from the Old English word gesnot, or “nasal mucus,” from a Germanic root.

Definitions of snot
  1. noun

    nasal mucus

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    type of:

    mucous secretion, mucus

    protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium

  2. noun

    a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

    prig, snob, snoot
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    type of:

    disagreeable person, unpleasant person

    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

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