E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nose Out of Joint.
To put ones nose out of joint is to supplant a person in anothers good graces. To put another persons nose where yours is now. There is a good French locution, Lui couper lherbe sous le picd. (In Latin, Aliquem de jure suo dejicere.) Sometimes it means to humiliate a conceited person.
Fearing now least this wench which is brought over hit her should put your nose out the joynt, comming betweene home and you.Terence in English (1614).