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snobby

[snob-ee] /ˈsnɒb i/
adjective, snobbier, snobbiest.
1.
condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish.
Origin of snobby
1840-1850
1840-50; snob + -y1
Related forms
snobbily, adverb
snobbiness, snobbism, noun
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  • Even among the softest and snobbiest of boys and masters there will always remain a residuum of male self-respect.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
Word Origin and History for snobbiest

snobby

adj.

1835, from snob + -y (2). Related: Snobbiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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