noun, plural snob·ber·ies.

snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.

Origin of snobbery

First recorded in 1825–35; snob + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for snobbery

pretension, arrogance, pomposity, airs, hauteur, snootiness

Examples from the Web for snobbery

Contemporary Examples of snobbery

Historical Examples of snobbery

  • "Oh, I have no snobbery myself about working with my hands," added he, hastily.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • The one chink in this shrewd fellow's armor was his snobbery.

  • Snobbery is peculiar to no country—it appears to be universal.

    The Quadroon

    Mayne Reid

  • They implied only the bad taste of snobbery which is the absence of all real taste.

  • Dunwood House reeks of commerce and snobbery and all the things he hated most.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

Word Origin and History for snobbery

"the class of snobs," 1833, from snob + -ery. Meaning "snobbishness" is from 1843.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper