sniffy

[ snif-ee ]
/ ˈsnɪf i /

adjective, snif·fi·er, snif·fi·est. Informal.

inclined to sniff, as in scorn; disdainful; supercilious: He was very sniffy about breaches of etiquette.

Origin of sniffy

First recorded in 1865–70; sniff + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM sniffy

sniff·i·ly, adverbsniff·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sniffy

sniffy
/ (ˈsnɪfɪ) /

adjective -fier or -fiest

informal contemptuous or disdainful

Derived forms of sniffy

sniffily, adverbsniffiness, noun
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