hooter vs nozzle what difference

what is difference between hooter and nozzle



hoot +‎ -er


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhuː.tə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhu.tɚ/, [ˈhu.ɾɚ]
  • Hyphenation: hoot‧er
  • Rhymes: -uːtə(r)


hooter (plural hooters)

  1. A person who hoots.
  2. The horn in a motor vehicle.
  3. (Britain) A siren or steam whistle, especially one in a factory and used to indicate the beginning or the end of a working day or shift.
  4. (slang) A nose, especially a large one. [from 1950s]
  5. (slang, usually in the plural) A woman’s breast. [from 1970s]
  6. (slang) A penis. [from 1990s]
  7. An owl.
  8. (slang) A large cannabis cigarette.


  • See also Thesaurus:nose
  • See also Thesaurus:breasts
  • See also Thesaurus:penis


Further reading

  • hooter at OneLook Dictionary Search


  • Te Horo


Alternative forms

  • nozle
  • nosle, nosel (obsolete)


From Middle English noselle, equivalent to nose +‎ -le (diminutive suffix).


  • IPA(key): /ˈnɒzəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɒzəl


nozzle (plural nozzles)

  1. A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.
  2. A short outlet or inlet pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler.
  3. The nose of an animal; muzzle.
    • 1887, Fanny Chambers Gooch, Face to Face with the Mexicans, Chapter XVI, p. 489:
      At length the acme of a typical Mexican scene was reached when the burros unceremoniously raised their nozzles and brayed loud and long.
  4. The part of an earbud that accomodates eartips.

Coordinate terms

  • (short tube): spout

Derived terms

  • snozzle


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