Green’s Dictionary of Slang

snort n.

1. (also schnortsky, snorting) a gulp or single shot of alcohol.

[US]R.M. Bird Nick of the Woods III 107: I ar’n’t had a true reggelar mouthful of snortin’ this h’yar no time.
Dly Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) 19 May 3/4: I’ll take a snort of whisky.
[UK]J.H. Carter ‘The Blood-Stained Boot-Jack’ in Log of Commodore Rollingpin 254: Let’s have a little snort.
[US]M.G. Hayden ‘A Word List From Montana’ in DN IV:iii 245: snort, n. Drink of liquor. ‘Won’t you have a snort?’.
[UK]Wodehouse Carry on, Jeeves 71: We were taking a quiet snort in a corner.
[US]Judge (NY) 91 July-Dec. 31: Snort - A drink.
[US] (ref. to late 19C) N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 231: An old hustler [...] told me the price for a woman, a snort of corn whisky and a kip for the night was one or two picayune.
[US]‘Paul Cain’ ‘One, Two, Three’ in Penzler Pulp Fiction (2006) 15: He found a bottle out there [...] we all had a snort.
[US]O. Strange Sudden Takes the Trail 13: What about takin’ a snort with us an’ gittin’ acquainted?
[Aus]T.A.G. Hungerford Ridge and River (1966) 4: […] Lovatt said reaching into a wooden box and pulling out half a bottle of whisky. ‘Have a snort.’.
[Aus]J. Wynnum I’m a Jack, All Right 22: Let’s line up a couple of squaries and have a few snorts.
[UK]P. Barnes Ruling Class I v: A snort, your lordship?
[US]D. Goines Swamp Man 92: You know how he carries on over a snort.
[UK]F. Taylor Auf Wiedersehen Pet Two 278: A swift snort of the old Harvey Wallbangers.
[US]R. Price Clockers 119: A little schnortsky before we get into the shit.
[Scot]I. Welsh Trainspotting 153: The pubs, likesay, dead busy, full ay [...] festival types, having a wee snort before heading off.
[Aus]P. Doyle (con. late 1950s) Amaze Your Friends (2019) 27: ‘I’m a little bit thirsty [...] Join me for a snort [...] if you like’.
[US]D.H. Sterry Chicken (2003) 47: She [...] knocked back a few snorts.

2. (Aus.) a pot of tea.

[UK]R. McGregor-Hastie Compleat Migrant 54: Get ’er to come up for a snort.

3. a large glass of beer.

[US]W.R. Burnett Little Caesar (1932) 255: Snort, a large glass of beer.
[Aus]D. O’Grady A Bottle of Sandwiches 35: They go bezerick when they’ve had a couple o’ snorts.

4. (drugs) a dose or measure of a powdered narcotic, an inhalation.

[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 216: snort An inhalation of cocaine or heroin.
[US]W. Brown Monkey On My Back (1954) 13: You stupid bastard, I need a fix [...] A fix – a jolt – a bang – a snort.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Pimp 122: I sure wish I had a snort of ‘girl’.
[US]D. Goines Street Players 154: Thinking that it was coke she had taken a big snort of the stuff.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 177: Scattering ther group standing there enjoying their smoke and snort.
[UK]T. Blacker Fixx 35: Sex, for the average woman, is like a drug. Most men they can take occasionally and lightheartedly — a puff here, a snort there.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 87: She ducked into the cocaine, vacuuming it up in two robust snorts.
[UK]Fabian & Byrne Out of Time (ms.) 171: I never found Billy in my bed again, and when he did stop by for a snort or a smoke I kept my eyes averted and pretended to be busy at the typewriter.
[Aus]L. Redhead Cherry Pie [ebook] ‘Rack me up another line’ [...] They both had another snort.
[SA]IOL News (Western Cape) 13 June 🌐 ‘The Snort’ by Robbie Fowler reacting to claims that he was a cocaine addict by sniffing imaginary cocaine off the lines on the pitch.
[US](con. 1963) L. Berney November Road 86: The doctor took a snort of dope before he started stitching the hand up.

5. (drugs) cocaine.

[US]E. Torres Carlito’s Way 109: That’s good snort, Vin, you got some more?
[US]R. Campbell In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 46: An old extra who used to run errands for Suzy, like scoring hash or snort.
[US]R. Campbell Wizard of La-La Land (1999) 101: Give me some of that smoke or snort you’re using.
[US]Simon & Burns ‘Game Day’ Wire ser. 1 ep. 9 [TV script] The stupid bitch didn’t know how good the snort was.
[Aus]P. Temple Truth 291: On any Friday, an army of couriers hand-delivered snort, bazooka [...] to bankers, brokers, lawyers, accountants [etc.].

6. (Irish) a euro .

[Ire]P Howard Braywatch 11: Cole & Son’s Woods and Stors wallpaper at one hundred snots per roll.