Origin of snuffy
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Snuffy Davie, a prince of book-hunters, 166—his capture of the Game of Chess, 222.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
If he didn't know much when he begun, he's ahead of Snuffy now.
Snuffy's as poor as Job's turkey; it was a windfall for him.
I shall only find in him,' I thought, 'a "snuffy priest," and he in me only an Oxford cub.'Border Ghost Stories
That snuffy black gown of hers went down in a reverence as he passed.The Shadow of Ashlydyat
Mrs. Henry Wood
- of, relating to, or resembling snuff
- covered with or smelling of snuff
- unpleasant; disagreeable
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