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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Snub
To sob with convulsions.

Etymology: Cf. D. snuiven to snort, to pant, G. schnauben, MHG. snūben, Prov. G. schnupfen, to sob, and E. snuff, v.t

verb Snub
  1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
  2. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check.
  3. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.

Etymology: Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubbōttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib

noun Snub
  1. A knot; a protuberance; a song.(Obs)"A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain." [Spenser.]
  2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A refusal to recognize someone you know ("the snub was clearly intentional")
  2. An instance of driving away or warding off
  3. Reject outright and bluntly ("She snubbed his proposal")
  4. Refuse to acknowledge
  5. Unusually short ("a snub nose")

Compare Dutch snuiven (“to snort, to pant”), German schnauben, German dialect schnupfen (“to sob”), and English snuff (transitive verb).

    Notable Persons Named Snub

    Snub Pollard was an actor and comedian. His career lasted from 1913 to 1962. Snub was given the name Harold Fraser on November 9th, 1889 in Melbourne. He breathed his last breath on January 19th, 1962.


    Snub was born on December 29th, 1905. He passed away on July 21st, 1981.


    Fun Facts about the name Snub

    • When was the first name Snub first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Snub is Saturday, September 11th, 1920.
    • How unique is the name Snub? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Snub. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Snub: Your name in reverse order is Buns. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Unbs. How do you pronounce that?

    What Snubs Have Visited This Page?

    Past life for Snub born Jun 13, 1988

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1150. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

    As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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