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snobbish

[snob-ish]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a snob: snobbish ideas about rank.
  2. having the character of a snob.

Origin of snobbish

First recorded in 1830–40; snob + -ish1
Related formssnob·bish·ly, adverbsnob·bish·ness, nounun·snob·bish, adjectiveun·snob·bish·ly, adverbun·snob·bish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for snobbishly

Historical Examples

  • I know you don't like that word "class," but please don't think I am using it snobbishly.

    Mistress Anne

    Temple Bailey

  • Not snobbishly, you understand, nor deliberately, but quite in passing.

    Kipps

    H. G. Wells

  • That was only an episode to her, of which she was snobbishly ashamed in time.

    Poor Man's Rock

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • Brought up in low environment, he snobbishly worships all this as base and vulgar.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • We need not heed the criticism of the world, snobbishly; we are a great nation, and can afford to make our own laws.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood


Word Origin and History for snobbishly

snobbish

adj.

1840, "pertaining to snobs," from snob + -ish. Meaning "with the character of a snob" is from 1849. Related: Snobbishly; snobbishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper