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[snuhb-ee] /ˈsnʌb i/
adjective, snubbier, snubbiest.
somewhat snub, as the nose.
short and thick or wide; stubby; stumpy:
snubby fingers.
tending to snub people.
Origin of snubby
First recorded in 1820-30; snub + -y1
Related forms
snubbiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her tone was "snubby" in the extreme, but Eustace was utterly silent for a moment.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • "This was on the bulletin board," said snubby to Teeny-bits.

    The Mark of the Knife Clayton H. Ernst
  • He could not believe that snubby Turner had anything to do with it.

    The Mark of the Knife Clayton H. Ernst
  • Could Amaldi think that she meant to be "glacial" and "snubby" to him?

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • Here's her snubby nose, and her eyeglasses, and her fashionable fuzz of hair.

    A Pair of Schoolgirls Angela Brazil
  • Miellyn hastily bent and wiped the blood from the snubby nose.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • With her snubby nose and her yellow braids, she'll grow into just another white-faced doll as Milly.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • By that I mean he hadn't a pronounced nose: on the contrary, it was small and snubby.

  • It was a snubby little building with square front like a store, "Real Estate" painted its width above the door.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • The only other girl they knew was Judith Blount, who had been so snubby to Molly the day before about the luggage.

Slang definitions & phrases for snubby



A cheap, short-barreled revolver; saturday night special: cheap, concealable guns with short barrels called ''snubbies''/ the short-barreled handguns known as ''snubbies'' (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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