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Nov 5, 2013
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Yiddish

This week's words
bupkis
schnozzle
schmo
pogrom
dreck

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schnozzle

PRONUNCIATION:
(SHNOZ-ul)

MEANING:
noun: A nose, especially a large one.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish shnoytsl, diminutive of shnoyts (snout), from German Schnauze (snout), which also gave us the name of the dog breed schnauzer. Earliest documented use: 1930.

USAGE:
"I sneak one long sideways peek at Philip Roth's nose: the sort of schnozzle that put the rhino in rhinoplasty."
Scott Raab; Philip Roth Goes Home Again; Esquire (New York); Oct 7, 2010.

See more usage examples of schnozzle in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It came to me that reform should begin at home, and since that day I have not had time to remake the world. -Will Durant, historian (1885-1981)

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