As nouns the difference between whimper and snort
is that whimper
is a low intermittent sob while snort
is the sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
As verbs the difference between whimper and snort
is that whimper
is to cry or sob softly and intermittently while snort
is to make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
A low intermittent sob.
To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
* 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
- The lonely puppy began to whimper as soon as we left the room.
To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain.
- At the sight of Mr. Utterson, the housemaid broke into hysterical whimpering ; and the cook, crying out "Bless God! it's Mr. Utterson," ran forward as if to take him in her arms.
To say something in a whimpering manner.
- Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him?
- "Master, please don't punish me!" he whimpered .
* See also
The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
(slang) A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco). A snort also may be a drink of whiskey, as "Let's have a snort".
(slang) An alcoholic drink.
* 1951 , Indiana Historical Society Publications (volumes 16-17, page 157)
- Everybody tipped up the jug and took a snort of whisky and followed it with a gourd of cool water. We thought a snort of whisky now and then braced us up some and put a little more lift in us.
To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
(slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
- She snorted with laughter.
(obsolete) To snore.
- to snort cocaine
- The snorting citizens.