Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD ORIGIN

"perceive the smell of," 1570s; "pry, search," 1640s, from nose (n.). Related: Nosed; nosing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.