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snort (v.)

late 14c., "to snore," probably related to snore (v.). Meaning "breathe through the nose with a harsh sound" first recorded 1520s. Sense of "express contempt" is from 1818. Meaning "to inhale cocaine" is first attested 1935. Related: Snorted; snorting. American English snorter "something fierce or furious" is from 1833.

snort (n.)

1808, "act of snorting," from snort (v.). Meaning "a drink of liquor" (especially whiskey) is from 1889.

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Definitions of snort from WordNet
1
snort (v.)
indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose;
she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom
snort (v.)
make a snorting sound by exhaling hard;
The critic snorted contemptuously
snort (v.)
inhale recreational drugs;
The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day
Synonyms: huff
snort (v.)
inhale through the nose;
Synonyms: take a hit
2
snort (n.)
a disrespectful laugh;
Synonyms: snicker / snigger
snort (n.)
a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt;
Synonyms: boo / hoot / Bronx cheer / hiss / raspberry / razzing / razz / bird
From wordnet.princeton.edu