snort´er

snort´er
snort «snrt», verb, noun.
–v..
1. to force the breath violently through the nose with a loud, harsh sound: »

The horse snorted.

2. to make a sound like this: »

The engine snorted.

3. a) to show contempt, defiance, anger, or other feeling by snorting. b) to laugh loudly or roughly in contempt.
4. U.S. Slang. to snuff or inhale a narcotic: »

There are “shooting galleries” where men can snort or mainline in comfort (Time).

–v.t.
1. to say or express with a snort: »

“Nonsense!” snorted the old man.

2. to force out by, or as if by, snorting.
3. U.S. Slang. to snuff or inhale (a narcotic): »

to snort cocaine.

–n.
1. an act of snorting.
2. the sound made by snorting: »

a loud snort of contempt.

3. Slang. a drink (of liquor), especially one taken in a gulp.
4. U.S. Slang. the act or practice of snigging or inhaling cocaine.
[perhaps < Low German snorten]
snort´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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