What does snort mean? snort. Noun 1. The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose. 2. (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”. 3. (slang) ; An alcoholic drink. snort. Verb 1. (intransitive) ; To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose. For example, She snorted with laughter. 2. (transitive, slang) ; To inhale (usually a drug) ; through the nose. For example, to snort cocaine 3. (intransitive, obsolete) ; To snore.