What's the translation of "cocking a snook" in French?

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    "pied de nez" seems to be translation. But it's not an often used expression in France. At least, not to describe the gesture (it has become a little obsolete), but more to describe a mockery in general (keeping why the gesture was used, and taking only its signification)
    – Larme
    Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 15:27
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L'expression "cocking a snook" se traduirait en français par un "pied de nez". Elle n'est plus très utilisée de nos jours, mais elle désigne toujours le même geste : un pied de nez

C'est un geste assez moqueur, principalement utilisé par les enfants.

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