- to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring.
- to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark.
- to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out).
- to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
- to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner.
- an act or instance of snubbing.
- an affront, slight, or rebuff.
- a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.
- (of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
Origin of snub
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Examples from the Web for snubbed
That's fine—excellent TV shows are snubbed all the time by these awards organizations.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards
December 29, 2014
It deserves all the trophies in the world, and yet still somehow was snubbed for Drama Series at the most recent Emmys.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
But when it comes to drama, a series of A-listers got snubbed.The Tony Awards Don’t Have Love For the Stars
April 29, 2014
While fans of snubbed teams will be furious, or dispirited, or both, Wellman will crush in the aftermath of Tourney selection.Meet the Man to Hate on Selection Sunday
March 16, 2014
But, lesbihonest, it definitely looks like a snubbed Miley was trying for some tongue.Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus Kiss, Break Up, Make Up
March 7, 2014
You see—Lady Coryston has not only snubbed me—she has insulted father.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The other women agreed with him, and snubbed the ignoramus, who retired from the controversy.Things as They Are
She thanked me and all that; but she snubbed me just the same.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
Now, as Private Secretary, Balfour had snubbed this party repeatedly.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.
Charles James Lever
When an envoy is snubbed, he always asks for leave of absence.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
- to insult (someone) deliberately
- to stop or check the motion of (a boat, horse, etc) by taking turns of a rope or cable around a post or other fixed object
- a deliberately insulting act or remark
- an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
- (as modifier)a snub rope
- short and bluntSee also snub-nosed
Word Origin and History for snubbed
mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from Old Norse snubba "to curse, chide, snub, scold, reprove." The ground sense is perhaps "to cut off," and the word probably is related to snip. Cf. Swedish snobba "lop off, snuff (a candle)," Old Norse snubbotr "snubbed, nipped, with the tip cut off." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. Related: Snubbed; snubbing.
"short and turned up," 1725, in snub-nosed, from snub (v.). The connecting notion is of being "cut short."
"rebuke, intentional slight," 1530s, from snub (v.).