cock a snook/snoot

cock a snook/snoot
Vrb phrs. To openly show contempt or disrespect. From the action of placing one's hand infront of the face with thumb touching the nose and fingers spread and extended, used to express contempt. Informal

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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